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MINUTES 

OF THE TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY- 
SECOND SESSIONS OF 




HELD IN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

DURHAM, NORTH Carolina 

APRIL 18-20, 1911 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SECOND SESSIONS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN 

DURHAM, N. C. 

APRIL 18-20, 1911 
AND 

INTERMEDIATE MEETINGS 



LOFTIN & CO , PRINTERS, 
CASTONIA, N, C 



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ADJOURNED MEETINGS 

HELD IN ROCKY MOUNT, N. C. DURING THE SESSIONS OF THE 
SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Rocky Mount, N. C, Oct. 26. 1910. 

Orange Presbytery met according to adjournment in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Rocky Mount, N. C. and was 
opened with prayer by the Moderator, Rev. John A. Gilmer. 

Members present: Revs. J A. Gilmer, D. I. Craig D. D., 
C. W. Robinson, E. C. Murray, D. D., J. W. Goodman, C. 
E. Hodgin, H. S. Bradshaw, Melton Clark, P. H. Gwynn, 
Carl Barth, A. S. Caldwell, and W. T. Thompson. Jr., with 
Elders Geo. W. Lee, W. C. Denny, W. C. Herndon, J. H. 
White, L. Vyne and E. F. Hall. 

It was ordered that the amount of $20.00 or so much of it 
as is needed, be appropiated for the purpose of building a book 
case in the Library of Union Theological Seminary in which 
to keep the Records of Orange Presbytery. 

The Commission to install the Rev. W. S. Wilhelm as pastor 
of the Fairfield and Little River Churches reported that duty 
performed at the time and in the way ordered by Presbytery. 
Also the Commission appointed to install the Rev. F. M. Haw- 
ley atMebane reported that duty performed on Oct. 23, 1910, 
as ordered by the Presbytery. The Commission appointed to 
ordain and install the Rev. W. T. Thompson, Jr. at Lexing- 
ton, N .C. reported that duty performed, and subsequently the 
following report was received and approved. — 

The Commission appointed to ordain and install Rev. W. T. Thompson, 
Jr. as pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Lexington, convened in that 
church on Thursday evening, Sept. 29th, i9io,and its sessions were open- 
ed with prayer. 

There were present, the Moderator, Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D., 
Rev. Melton Clark, Rev. C. E. Hodgin and RuHng Elder G. W. Mont- 
castle. 



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After a sermon appropriate to the occasion, preached by Rev. Melton 
Clark, licentiate, W. T. Thompson, Jr. was solemnly ordained by the 
laying on of the hands of the Commission and installed pastor of the 
church in accordance with the provisions of the Book of Church Order. 
The charge to the pastor was delivered by the Moderator, and the charge 
to the people by Rev. C. E, Hodgin, 

The Commission adjourned, with singing, prayer and the Apostolia 
Benediction. 

Neal Iv. Anderson, 

Moderator. 

The report of all these Commissions were approved. 

The Rev. R. T. Liston, at his own request, was dismissed to 
unite with the Presbytery of North Alabama. 

The Rev. W. S. Lacy of Arkansas Presbytery was invited 
to sit as a corresponding member and introduced to the Pres- 
byter3^ 

On motion it was ordered that when this Presbytery ad- 
journs it do so to meet in the First Presbyterian Church,, 
Greensboro, on Monda}^ Nov. 14, 1910, at 2.30 o'clock P. M. 

The Rev. Melton Clark, chairman, offered some suggestions 
in relation to the proposed canvass of the churches in the in- 
terest of the Centennial Endowment Fund of Union Theolog- 
ical Seminar}'. 

The Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by the Rev. 
J. W. Goodman to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, on Monday, Nov. 14, 1910, at 2:30 p. m. 

J. W. Goodman, Temporary Clerk. 
Attest. D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING. 



Greensboro, N. C, Nov. 14, 1910. 

Orange Presbytery met, according to adjournment, in the 
First Presbyterian church, Greensboro, N. C. on Monday, 
Nov. 14, 1910 at 3 p. m. 

Rev. Melton Clark, the last Moderator present, called the 
meeting to order, and opened with prayer. Rev. E. C. Murray 
was requested to act as temporary clerk. 

The following members were present: Revs. Messrs. E. C. 
Murray, C. E. Hodgin, S. M. Rankin, J. W. Goodman, R. 
M. Williams, Melton Clark and W. T. Thompson, Jr. and 
Elder S. A. Kerr, of the First Church, Greensboro. 

Mr. William B. Mcllwaine, Jr., a licentiate of East Hanover 
Presbytery, presented a certificate of transfer which was read 
and received; and on motion Mr, Mcllwaine was received as a 
licentiate under the care of this Presbytery. 

In view of calls for the pastoral services of Licentiate W. B. 
Mcllwaine and of his request to be examined for ordination, 
it was ordered that his examinations be forthwith conducted 
by the proper committees. The examinations, in open Presby- 
tery, on Experimental Religion, Theology, Church History, 
Sacraments and Church Government, were sustained separate- 
ly as satisfactory parts of trial. 

Recess was then taken till 7:30 p. m. 

Presbytery met again at 7:30 p. m. together with a congre- 
gation and after devotional exercises heard the trial sermon 
for the oidination of Licentiate W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr., on the 
text — "Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when 
he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord 
hath promised them that love him" — Jas. 1:12. After favor- 
able, criticism this sermon was sustained as a satisfactory part 
of trial. 



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The examining committees on Mental and Moral Philosophy 
and Logic, and on Hebrew and Greek, reported that they had 
examined Mr. Mcllwaine during recess, and recommended 
that these examinations be sustained as satisfactory parts of 
trial. It was so ordered; and on motion the examination as a 
whole was sustained as satisfactory. 

Calls for the pastoral services of Licentiate W. B. Mcllwaine 
Jr. from Asheboro for one half of his time at a salary of $350 
and the use of the manse, and from Thomasville for two 
Sabbaths each month at a salary of $350, were received, found 
in order, and placed in Bro. Mcllwaine's hands and were 
accepted by him. 

The following commission was appointed to ordain and in- 
stall Licentiate Mcllwaine at Asheboro, at a time to be fixed 
by themselves: Rev. Melton Clark to preside and charge the 
pastor, Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D., to preach the sermon, 
and Rev. W. T. Thompson to charge the congregation, and 
Elder Jos. Bird. 

The following commission was appointed to install Mr. Mc- 
llwaine at Thomasville at such time as they might agree upon: 
Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D. to preside and charge the pastor. 
Rev. Melton Clark to preach the sermon, and Rev. W. T. 
Thompson to charge the people, and Elder A. C. McAlister. 

Applications for the services of Rev. H. H. Cassady as 
stated supply were received and approved, as follows: from 
Griers church for six months, beginning Sept. 4, 19 10 for one 
fourth of his time at a salary of $75, payable quarterly; and 
from Bethesda church for one year, beginning Nov. 27, 19 10, 
for one fourth of his time at a salary of $200, payable monthly. 

The minutes of the adjourned meeting of Presbytery at 
Synod at Rocky Mount were read and approved and also the 
minutes of today's sessions. 

Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by the Moderator to 
meet in regular session in the First Church, Durham, N. C, 
on Tuesday, April 18, 191 1 at 8 p. m. 

E. C. Murray, Temporary Clerk. 

Attest: D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING. 



Greensboro, N. C, Dec. 8, 19 lo. 

Orange Presbytery met in the Westminster Church, Greens- 
boro, N. C, Dec. 8, 1 910, under the following call of the 
Moderator: 

The Constitutional requirements having been compHed with Orange 
Presbytery is hereby called to meet in the Westminster church, Greens- 
boro, on Thursday, Dec. 8th at ir o'clock a. m. to consider and act upon 
a proposed amendment to the charter of the Southern Presbyterian College 
and Conservatory of Music, Red Springs, N. C. 

John A. Gii^mer, Moderator. 

Mount Airy, N. C. 

The following members were present: Rev. M. McG. 
Shields, R. M. WiUiams, C. E. Hodgin, and Ruling Elder T. 
G. McLean. 

The meeting was called to order and opened with a prayer 
by the Rev. C. E. Hodgin, the last Moderator present. 

The call for the meeting was read and found in order. On 
motion the Presbytery voted to concur with Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery in consenting to amend the charter of the Southern 
Presbyterian College and Conservatory of Music, Red Springs, 
N. C, by the addition of these words: "And other Presby- 
terian religious bodies." 

The Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. M. McG. 
Shields. 

C. E. Hodgin, Moderator. 
Attest: D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



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MINUTES 

« OF THE 

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SECOND SESSIONS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN THE 

First Presbyterian Church, Durham, N. G. 

April 18-20, 1911 



Durham, N. C, Tuesday, April i8, 191 1. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Durham, N. C, according to adjournment, and was 
opened with a sermon by the retiring Moderator, Rev. Jno. A. 
Gilmer, on the text — "Being confident of this very thing, 
that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it 
until the day of Jesus Christ" — Phil 1:6. 

After the sermon the Presbytery was called to order and 
opened with prayer by the Moderator. 

The roll was called by the Stated Clerk and the following 
members were present, or enrolled during the sessions — 



MINISTERS 

D. I. Craig, D. D. 

B. B. Palmer, 2 

C. W. Robinson, 
R. W. George, 

E. C. Murray, D. D. 
J. W. Goodman, 

C. E. Hodgin, 

B. W. Mebane, D. D. 

E. R. Leyburn, D. D. 
S. M. Rankin, 
J. S. Morrow, 



RUI.ING BIDDERS 
E. F. Hall, 2 

T. E. Finley, 
J. S. Cook, 2 
J. L. Scott, Jr. 
D. E. Albright, 
A. T. Whitsett, 
W. C. Denny, 
J. A. Patton, 
T. W. Oldham, 
J. R. Patton, 



CHURCHES 

Reidsville. 

N. Wilkesboro, 

Pine Ridge, 

Graham. 

Buffalo. 

Midway. 

Westminster. 

Hawfields. 

Bethehem. 

Durham, ist. 



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H. S. Bradshaw, 2, 


Dr. C. D. Jones, 3, 


Hillsboro. 




W. E. Kirkland, 2, 


New Hope. 


Donald Mclver, 


Dr. T. S. Faucette, 2, 


Burlington. 


R. M. Williams, 


J. R. Brown, 2, 


Ch, of the Cov. 


P. H. Gwynn, 






Melton Clark, 


A. M. Scales, 


Greensboro, ist. 


John A. Gilmer, 


Dr. C. A. Baird, 


Mt. Airy. 


Neal L. Anderson, D. D. 


T. J. Brown, 


Winston, ist. 


VV. 0, Sample, 


Dr. W. N. Tate, 


Cross Roads. 




J. H. Walker, 2 


Stony Creek. 


M. McG. Shields, 






Carl Earth, 


Dallas Ferrell, 


Edgemont. 


J. A. Wilson, 


R. A. Gilmer, 


Alamance. 




R. C. Rankin, 


Bethel. 


A. S- Caldwell, 


W. C. Herndon, 


High Point. 


W S. Wilhelm, 


David Thompson, 


Fairfield. 




C. A. McDade, 


North Eno, 




M. L. Efland, 


Efland. 




Henry Fields, 


Roxboro. 


F. M. Hawley, 2, 


T. M. Cheek, 2 


Mebane. 



W. T. Thompson, Jr. 
W. B. Mcllwain, Jr. 

27 S. L. Claytor, Durham, 2. 

T. Y. Chandler, Yanceyville, 
Dr. J. F. Badgett, Bethesda. 
T. C. Smith, Griers. 
Prot. Geo. McKie, Chapel Hill. 

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The above Roll shows that all the Ministers were present, 
except M. N. Mclver, in-transit, R. L- Wharton, Missionary, 
and Dr. K. H. Harding, infirm. Forty-one churches were not 
represented. 

The Rev. R. Murphy Williams was elected Moderator by 
acclamation, and the Rev. J. W. Goodman and Elder A. T. 
Whitsett were chosen Temporary Clerks. 

On motion the reading of the printed minutes was dispensed 
with, but the minutes of all adjourned and called meetings 
were read for information and approved. 

On motion it was made a special order for tomorrow morn- 
ing at 10:30 o'clock to hear the report of the committee on 
Systematic Beneficence. 



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The Rev. K. R. lyeyburn, D. D., pastor of the First Church, 
Durham, warmly welcomed the Presbytery to the hearts and 
homes of the people, and in behalf of the Durham Church ex- 
tended an invitation to the body to be the guest of the church 
at the Academy of Music tomorrow evening to hear and enjoy 
the "New York Symphony Orchestra of Mr. Walter Dam- 
rosch." The Presbytery accepted the invitation with thanks. 

The hours for the daily sessions were fixed for 9:30 o'clock 
a. m. to 12 m. From 2:30 p. m. to 5:30. From 8 p. m. to 
adjourn at will. 

Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by the Rev. D. I. 
Craig, D. D., to meet tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock. 

SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Durham, N. C, Wednesday, April 19, 19 11. 

Presbytery met at 9:30 a. m. and the devotional exercises 
were conducted by the Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., of Fayette- 
ville Presbytery. 

The minutes of last night's session were read and approved. 

The following members were excused for tardiness and en- 
rolled: Revs. H. S. Bradshaw, B. B. Palmer, F. M. I^awley 
and Elders J. R. Brown, J. H. Walker, E. F. Hall, W. E. 
Kirkland, T. M. Cheek and J. S. Cook. 

The standing order for devotional exercises on the second 
day at 10 o'clock a. m., was observed and conducted by the 
Moderator. 

The Rev. Messrs. C. G. Vardell, D. D., of Fayetteville 
Presbytery, W. McC. White, D. D., of Albemarle, W. F. 
Hollingsworth, of Concord, J. L. Yandle of Transylvania (U. 
S. A.) and H. H. Cassady of West Lexington Presbytery 
were invited to sit as corresponding members and introduced 
to Presbytery. 

The Rev. R. W. George and Rev. B. B. Palmer were ex- 
cused for non-attendance on the last meeting of the Pres- 
bytery. 



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A communication from the President of Davidson College 
was read and received as information. 

The Moderator announced the following standing com- 
mittees: 

1. On Devotionai. Exercises.— Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D. and 
Elder J. R. Patton. 

2. Calls and Supplies. — Rev. S. M. Rankin, Rev. W. T. Thomp- 
son, T. W. Oldham, W. C. Denny. S. L. Claytor. 

3. Installation. — Revs. J. A. Wilson, W, O. Sample, T. M. Cheek. 

4. NarraTI\/ES. — Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., Henry Fields, J. A. 
McDade. 

5. On Sessional Duties.— Rev. W. O. Sample, Rev. C. W. Robin- 
son, Dr. Faucette. W. C. Herndon, J. E. Finley. 

6. Minutes of Synod. — Revs. P. H. Gwynn, C. W. Robinson, J. R. 
Brown. 

7. Systematic Beneficence.— A. M. Scales, Rev. W. T. Thompson, 
J. R. Brown. 

8. Women and Young People Societies. — Rev. D. Mclver, Dr. C. 
A. Baird, W. C. Herndon. 

9. Sessional Records. — (a) Rev. W. B. Mcllwain, R. W. George, 
Dr. Wm. Tate, (b) H. S. Bradshaw, R. A. Gilmer, J. A. Patton, (c) A. 
S. Caldwell, M. h. Efland, J. E. Finley. 

10. Nominations.— J. A. Gilmer, C. E. Hodgin, W. S. Wilhelm, 
R. C. Rankin, D. E. Albright. 

11. Leave of Absence.— E. F. Hall, T. C. Smith, J. h. Scott. 

12. Auditing Committee.— T. J. Brown, A. T. Whitsett, T. Y. 
Chandler. 

13. Resolution of Thanks. — F. M. Hawley. 

Licentiate H. L. Cathe}^ at his own request, was trans- 
ferred to the care of Montgomery Presbytery. 

A communication from the Assembly's Permanent Com- 
mittee on the Sabbath was received and referred to the Perma- 
nent Committee on the Sabbath to answer certain questions 
asked. 

A call from the Yanceyville church and applications from 
the Midway and Speedwell churches for stated supplies, were 
received and referred to the committee on Calls and Supplies. 

A communication touching the interest of the Assembly's 
Home and School was received without reading and referred 



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to a special committee consisting of Rev. E. R. Leyburn, 
D. D., Rev. Melton Clark and Elder J. R. Brown. 

On motion it was ordered that when the Presbyter}^ ad- 
journs, it do so to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, on Monday the 22nd day of May, 191 1, at 2:30 
o'clock p. m. 

The special order to hear the report of the Special Committee 
on the Assemblys new plan of Systematic Beneficence, was taken 
up: The report was submitted by the chairman, Rev. Neal 
L. Anderson, D. D., and pending its final consideration and 
adoption, the hour arrived for the preaching service, and the 
report went over as unfinished business. 

The Committee on Devotional Exercises recommended the 
following orders for this afternoon, which were adopted. 
First order at 3 o'clock, to hear the Rev. Dr. Vardell in the 
interest of the Southern Presbyterian College. Second order, 
to hear the representatives of Peace Institute. Third order, 
to hear the Rev. M. McG. Shields, Supt. of Synodical Home 
Missions. Fourth order, to hear the Rev. W. T. Walker, 
Supt. of the Orphan's Home. 

Presbytery then took recess for five minutes. 

After recess the Presbytery with the congregation heard a 
sermon by the Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D. on the text — "And 
he said unto them all, if any man will come after me, let him 
deny himself and take up his cross daily, and follow me." — 
Luke 9:23. 

Presbytery then took recess until 2:30 o'clock p. m. 

SECOND DAY— Afternoon Session. 

Durham, N. C, Wednesday, April 19, 1911. 

Presbytery met at 2:45 o'clock p. m. and resumed business. 

The Rev. M. N. Mclver, at his own request, was dismissed 
to unite with the Fayetteville Presbytery. 

The unfinished business, namely, the consideration of the 
report of the Special Committee on the Assemblys new plan 
of Systematic Beneficence, was taken up. The recommenda- 



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tions of the report were taken up Seriatim and adopted, and 
the report as a whole was adopted, and is as follows — 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SYvSTEMATIC BENEFICENCE. 

This committee, in co-operation with the Synodical and Assembly 
Committee, has attempted to reach every church within the bounds of 
the Presbytery with the fullest information concerning the new financial 
plan adopted by the Assembly of 1910. 

Special attention is called to the fact that the essential features of the 
plan involve the reducing of the number of the executive committees of 
the Assembly to four, namely. Foreign Missions; Home Missions, in- 
cluding as departments Colored Evangelization and Evangelistic work; 
Ministerial Education and Relief, including as departments Church and 
Christian Education and Assembly's Home and School; Publication and 
Sabbath Schools. To the causes represented by these committees should 
be added Local Home Missions. P'or all these causes, grouped under 
the general head of Benevolences, the plan provides a member to mem- 
ber canvass of every congregation, for subscriptions at stated periods, 
weekly if possible. 

The plan further provides for a separation of the current expenses and 
local work of charity from the stated beneficences of the church, and for 
the appointment by each Session of a Beneficence or Missionary Com- 
mittee with a separate treasurer. The amounts received from the stated 
offerings for beneficences are to be pro rated among the various causes. 

The Committee recommends: 

(1) That the Presbytery heartily indorse the general plan adopted by 
the Assembly of 1910, and urge upon all the Sessions active co-operation 
in carrying it into effect. 

(2) That in view of the functions of the Diaconate, as set forth in the 
Book of Church Order, Chapter 4, Section 4, Paragraph 47, the Presby- 
tery urges upon all the Sessions that in appointing the local committees 
on systematic beneficence, the greatest care should be taken not to dis- 
place the Diaconate, not to relieve them from responsibility for the 
"collection and distribution of the offerings of the people for pious uses 
under the direction of the Session." 

(3) Pending the action of the Assembly, adopting a prorata for these 
causes, the Presbytery regard the apportionment to be made at this 
meeting as the minimum amount to be given for each cause. 

(4) That the Presbytery's Committee on Systematic Beneficence shall 
constitute the Committee on Apportionment; and that hereafter, all 
apportionments be made at the Fall meeting of the Presbytery. 

(5) That the executive committees of the Presbytery be re-grouped 
to conform to the Assembly's plan; and that the chairmen of all Presby- 
terial executive committees be made members of the Presbytery's Com- 
mittee on Systematic Beneficence. 

Neal L. Anderson, Chairman. 



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The Permanent Committee on Apportionments and Assess- 
ments made the following report which was adopted — 

We would recommend that the table as printed remain as it is until the 
fall meeting of Presbytery. 



The Permanent Committee on Printed Records of Pres- 
bytery made the following report w^hich was adopted— 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRINTED MINUTES. 
The Permanent Committee on the Printed Records of Presbytery reports: 

1. That it finds several typographical errors in the printed minutes 
and suggests greater care. 

2. At the called meeting of Presbytery, July 19, 1910, page 503, there 
is no mention of the meeting having any moderator at the opening of the 
session or being opened with prayer. 

3. In report of Special Committee on Systematic Beneficence, page 529, 
there appears to be in the record an omission of some words, which ob- 
scures the meaning of the Presbytery's purpose in the 2nd recommenda- 
tion of the committee. We recommend that the record be made clear 
by reading as follows: "2nd, That the Committee be composed of the 
chairmen of the various Executive Committees of the Assembly's Causes." 

4. That, the above changes being made, the Printed Minutes of last 
Fall meeting of Presbytery be made the Official Records of the Pres- 
bytery. 



The hour having arrived Presbyter}^ heard the Rev. Dr. 
Vardell in the interest of the Southern Presbyterian College 
and Conservatory of Music. At the close of the address and 
in view of certain facts presented, the following resolution 
was adopted — 

Resolved: That in view of the fact that the raising of the $40,000 for 
the payment of the whole debt resting upon the Southern Presbyterian 
College depends upon our now raising $5,500 in this Presbytery, all our 
churches are urged to allow the representatives of the College to visit 
them in order to secure individual subscriptions toward this fund. 

The Rev. P. H, Gwynn tendered his resignation as pastor 
of the Leaksville Church, with a view to accepting the Super- 
intendency of the Spray- Leaksville Public Schools. Pending 
action upon the resignation the Stated Clerk was directed to 



S. M. Rankin, 
D. I. Craig. 



Signed Committee 




MiNTTEs OF Orange Prbsbytkry. 



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cite the Lealcsville church to appear at the adjourned meeting 
of Presbytery in Greensboro, May 22nd, 191 1, at 2:30 o'clock 
p. m. and show cause if any, why the pastoral relation may 
not be dissolved. 

The Rev. Dr. W. McC. White was now heard in the in- 
terest of Peace Institute, and he was followed in addresses by 
Prof. Jerome Stockard and Col. J. R. Young. These address- 
es were referred to a special committee consisting of Rev. Drs. 
B. W. Mebane and E. R. Le3"burn. This committee sub- 
sequently submitted the following resolution which was 
adopted — 

Resolved:— That the Presbytery has heard Dr. W. McC. White, Pres- 
ident H. Jerome Stockard and Col. J. R. Young on the interests of 
Peace Institute. It has learned with great pleasure of its prosperity 
and success. It expresses great interest in this institution that has done 
so much for our chiarch and it envokes the blessing of God upon its 
future work, 

B. W. Mebane, 
E. R. Leyburn 

The Rev. M. McG. Shields, Supt. of Synodical Home Mis- 
sions, addressed the Presb3^ery in the interest of Home Mis- 
sions. 

The Rev. W, F. Hollingsworth, President elect of the 
Glade Valley High School, was heard in the interest of that 
Institution. 

It was moved that the Snow Hill church be dissolved. Af- 
ter some discussion of the matter, a commission, to consist of 
the members of the Executive Committee on Home Missions, 
was appointed to investigate the condition of the church with 
power to act. 

The special committee to whom was referred the communi- 
cation touching the interest of the Assemblj^'s Home and 
School, submitted an overture to the General Assembly, in re- 
lation to the Home and School, which was read and received, 
and pending its final consideration the hour for adjournment 
arrived. The overture was placed upon the docket, and Pres- 
bytery adjourned with prayer by the Rev. C. W. Robinson to 
meet tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. 



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THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

Durham, N. C, Thursday, April 20, 1911. 

Presbytery met at 9:30 o'clock a. m., and the devotional 
exercises were conducted by the Rev. B. W. Mebane, D. D. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions w^ere read, corrected 
and approved. 

The Rev. W. T. Walker of Concord Presbytery was invited 
to sit as a corresponding member and introduced to the Pres- 
bytery. 

The committee on Devotional Exercises made a partial re- 
port which was adopted, providing for the hearing of Rev. W. 
T. Walker, Supt. of the Orphan's Home; and for a popular 
meeting in the interest of Foreign Missions to-night at 8 
o'clock. 

The Committee on Ministerial Relief made the following re- 
port w^hich was adopted. 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF MINIS- 
TERIAL RELIEF TO THE PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE. 
From April i, 1910, to March 31, 1911. 

MINISTERIAI. RELIEF. 

We present below a condensed statement of the number of churches, 
Sabbath schools and societies in your presbytery that have contributed to 
this cause and the amounts forwarded. (See complete list of chuiches, 
etc., enclosed). 

IN THIS PRESBYTERY. 

41 Churches contributed to Ministerial Relief $473.08 

I Sabbath School contributed to Ministerial Relief ... 80 

Total amount contributed $473-88 

Thirty-one churches made no offering to Ministerial Relief. 
The Executive Committee has aided one minister and one widow re- 
commended by this Presbytery to the amount of ^350.00. 

IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 

The receipts from all sources for the year are $40,057.08 as against 
$40,174.09 last year. 



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During the year aid to the amount of S3i>5^4-75 been granted to 59 
ministers, 146 widows, 14 orphans. In these 219 homes are many invalids 
besides 75 little fatherless children under 14 years of age. This is an in- 
crease of |r,347.25 over the amount paid last year. 

For the first time in the history of our work we are now getting in a 
position to care more adequately for our disabled and aged ministers 
many of whom have invalid wives and the needy widows and orphans of 
our dead. 

Please read ver}' carefully the enclosed leaflet — "Department of Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief" — especially pages 5 and 6. 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE ENDOWMENT FUND OF MINIS- 
TERIAL RELIEF TO THE PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE. 
From April i, 1910, to March 31, 191 1. 
MiNisTERiAi, Relief Endowment Fund: 

We present below a condensed statement of the number of churches. 
Sabbath schools and societies in your Presbytery that have contributed to 
this cause and the amounts forwarded. (See complete list of churches, 
etc, enclosed.) 

IN THIS PRESBYTERY, 

8 Churches contributed to the Endowment Fund .... fJyo.io 
Sixty-five churches made no offering to the Endowment Fund, 

IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 

There has been added to the Endowment Fund during the year $10, 678. 73 
making the total amount of invested funds $304,810.25. Every cent of 
interest from this Fund goes to meet the present needs of the work. 

Again and again the General Assembly has called upon the church "to 
increase the Endowment Fund as rapidly as possible to at least $500,000". 
and specially commended it "to our people of means for their gifts and 
legacies," 

In the new schedule of collections no place has been given the Endow- 
ment Fund, It is earnestly hoped that Pastors and Sessions will see that 
an opportunity to contribute is given all our people. 

Please read very carefully the enclosed leaflet — "Department of Chris- 
tian Education and Ministerial Relief" — especially pages 5 and 6, 

MINISTERIAL RELIEF— ANNUAL FUND, 

Presbytery of Orange: — Alamance, $6.23; Asheboro, 11.39; Beth- 
any, 2.32; Bethlehem S. S., ,80; Buffalo, 4.00; Burlington, 3.80; Cross 
Roads, 4.52; Durham, First, 35.45; Edgemont Chapel, 10.00; Efland, 1.66; 
Eno, 2.00; Fairfield, 3.09; Glade Valley, i.oo; Graham, 15.00; Greens- 
boro, Church of the Covenant, 6.05; Greensboro, First, 159.77; Greens- 
boro, Westminster, 32.00; Griers, 4.00; Hawfields, 4.24; Hillsboro, 7.90; 



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Leaksville, 9.14; Lexington, 10.00; Little River, 4.55; Madison, 7.47 
Mebane, 2.00; Midway, 3.00; Milton. 3.50; Mt. Airy, 4.46; New Hope, 
1.46; North Eno, i.oo; North Wilkesboro, 18.85; Pine Hall, 1,00; Reids- 
ville, 17.00; Roxboro, 2.00; Saxapahaw, 4.00; Smyrna, 2.51; Speedwell, 
i.ou; Springwood, 2.34; Stony Creek, 2.00; Thomasville, 3.63; Wilkes- 
boro, 4.75; Winston, First, 53.00. Total $473.88. 

MINISTERIAL RELIEF— ENDOWMENT FUND. 

PrESBYTKRY of Orange: — Alamance, I3.57; Bethel, 1.78; Bethlehem, 
1.75; Greensboro, Westminster, 5.00; Hillsboro, 5.00; Pleasant Grove, 
1,00; Winston, First, 50.00; Yanceyville, 2.00. Total I70.10. 

Your Committee submits herewith the vouchers for money paid out as 
follows: 

Rev. E. H. Harding, D. D., Regular Appropriation . . . $200.00 

Rev. E. H. Harding, D. D., Special Addition 100,00 

Mrs. M. J. Wallace, Regular Appropriation 50.00 

The Committee recommends that the Presbytery endorses Mrs. M. J. 
Wallace's application for $50 from the Relief Fund for this current year, 
and that Dr. E. H. Harding be placed on the roll of Honorably Retired 
Ministers at the rate of $300 per year. 

B., W. Mebane, 
W. O. Sample, 
R. W. ScotT. 

On motion the Rev. B. W. Mebane, D. D., was appointed 
to write a letter of sympathy to the Rev. B. H. Harding, 
D. D. on account of his recent bereavement. 

Elder Dr. C. D. Jones was excused for tardiness and en- 
rolled. 

The Committee on Nominations made a report which was 
amended and adopted. It is as follows: 

We recommend the election or re-election of the following com- 
mittees: 

[. — For Local Home Missions — Same as last year. 

2. — Foreign Missions — Same as last year. 

3. — Assembly Home Missions — Dr. Neal L. Anderson, chairman, J. A. 
Gilmer, C. W. Robinson, W. B. Carter. 

4. — Christian " Education and Ministerial Relief — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, 
chairman, B. W. Mebane, D. D., D. Mclver, Mr. McBryde Holt. 

5. — Publication and Sabbath School — Same as last year. 

6. — Orphans Home — A. S. Caldwell, chairman, W. T. Thompson, Jr., 
G. W. Montcastle. 



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y_ — Board of Vistors to Peace Institute— Dr. E. R. Leyburn, Dr. B. W. 
Mebane. 

John A. Gii^mer, Chairman. 

C. E. HODGIN. 

W. S. W11.HELM. 

The Rev. Melton Clark tendered his resignation as Chairman 
of the Committee on Publication and Sabbath School Exten- 
sion. 

The following brethren were elected commissioners to the 
General Assembly: — The Rev. Donald Mclver, principal, with 
Rev. C. W. Robinson, alternate. The Rev. B. W. Mebane, 
D. D., principal with with Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D, D., alter- 
nate, Mr. E. F. Hall, principal, with Mr. G. W. Moncastle, 
alternate. Mr. R. G. Vaughn, principal, with Mr. A. M. 
Scales, alternate. 

The committee on the Minutes of Synod made the following 
report which was adopted: 

Your committee on Minutes of Synod would respectfully report that 
they have examined the minutes and found nothing requiring the atten- 
tion of Presbytery except such matters as ought to be brought to the notice 
of Presbytery by the various committees on the work of the church. 

P. H. GWYNN, 

C. W. Robinson 

Presbytery took recess for five minutes. 

After recess the regular standing order to hear the report on 
Home Missions was observed. The Rev. S. M. Rankin, 
Superintendent and Chairman, submitted the report which was 
received. Pending its consideration and adoption, and in con- 
nection with it, the Hon. A. M. Scales was introduced who 
presented the condition, prospects and needs, of the Glade 
Valley High School. After the address of Mr. Scales, the 
Rev. Melton Clark was introduced, who preached a Home 
Mission Sermon, basing his discourse on the 8th chapter of the 
Gospel according to Mark. 

The report went over as unfinished business, and the Pres- 
bytery took recess until 2:30 o'clock p. m. 



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THIRD DAY— Afternoon Session. 

Durham, N. C, Thursday, April 20, 1911. 

Presbytery met at 2:30 o'clock p. m., and resumed business. 

The committee on the Narrative to the General Assembly 
submitted the following report which was adopted and ordered 
to be sent up to the Assembly. 

NARRATIVE ON THE STATE OF RELIGION. 

Reports have been received from 50 churches, and all of them thorough- 
ly examined: — 

1. — Attendance on services in general is almost universally good, or 
very fair: Some show marked improvement: Only 3 churches however 
mention evening services, and only one mentions Prayer Meetings, and 
these rather discouragingly. 

2. — There is great diversity in the reports on Family Worship — from 
no observance to 100 per cent of the families. The average of those no- 
ting the approximate number is 28 per cent. 

3. — Only 3 churches lament poor Sabbath observance. Of the remain- 
der, one half report it as well observed; the other half fairly well ob- 
served. 

4. — As to home training of youth, one sixth of the churches speak very 
encouragingly: One half show fair diligence: One third report general 
neglect. 

5 — In the Sabbath Schools there is a very fair degree of efificiency, 
and in some churches excellent work — about 5 churches have no Sab- 
bath School. 

6. — In Christian liberalty, 50 per cent of the churches make excellent 
reports — some showing marked improvement — 30 per cent do fairly well; 
and 20 per cent do poorly. 

7. — Pastor's Salaries are very generally fully and promptly paid — 6 
churches report arrearages, or lack of promptness, and 6 other serious 
arrearages. 

8. — About twenty churches mention special manifestations of the 
Spirit's presence and power and about one half of these have enjoyed 
gracious revivals and large accessions. Most of the other 30 churches 
report a fairly good spiritual condition. 

9. — Very few churches lament any serious degree of worldly conform- 
ity; but very few exhibit a general freedom from worldliness. The large 
majority report a fairly high tone of religious life and comparative ex- 
emption from sinful practices. 

10. — Twelve churches report special Evangelistic work being done in 
their neighborhood. 



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II, — Twenty-five churches speak of efforts to secure recruits for the 
Cospel Ministry, by the pastor preaching on the subject, and by personal 
work with young men. 

E. C. MurraV, Chairman 

Adopted by Presbytery and sent to the General Assembly. 

, D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 

The report of the Committee on Home Missions was taken 
tip as unfinished business. The recommendations were adopt- 
•ed, and the report as a whole was adopted, and is as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESBYTERIAL HOME MISSIONS. 

With profound thanks to the Great Head of the church for His manifest 
blessing we submit this our annual report. It has been & good year. All 
of our fields except two. Stokes and Ashe counties, have been regularly 
supplied with the preached word and the sacraments. We have opened 
up no new work. This we ought to do, for the calls are loud and strong. 

But we cannot answer these calls without more men and money. Your 
Superintendent has given most of his time for several months to the Glade 
Valley High School. This was at the formal request of the Board of 
Tru-^tees, presented to the Home Mission Committee and granted by them. 

I. Summary — We have eight ministers supplying twenty churches. 
In addition to this practically all our p-istors are preaching regularly at 
some mission point adjacent to their pastorates. This is commendable* 
It is a sad fact we have not been able to secure supplies for Stokes and 
Ashe counties. The chief reason is, we have not had the money to offer 
a salary sufficient for the right men. The churches must pay their ap- 
portionments or we cannot supply all our fields, 

II. FiNANCiAi, — Twelve months ago we were I300 in debt. With 
greatful hearts we report the debt paid. All obligations met, and a small 
balance to our credit. 

Statement of Rev. S. M. Rankin, chairman, in account with the Home 
Mission fund from April 12, 1910 to April 18, 1911. 



DEBTOR. 

To balance in Bank, April 12, 1910 $ 7.22 

To amount from Rev, C. B. Hodgin, Treas 3918,05 

Total 13925-27 

Credits. 

By amounts to pastors and evangelists $2 ,578.67 

/ By amount to expense account . 116.03 

By amount to interest 29.75 



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By amount to Efland church building loo.oo 

By amount to Thomasville church bailding 200.00 

By amount to Synodical Missions 374-93 

By amount to Summer teachers 27.00 

By amount to printing, . . . , . . . 4.50- 

By amount to postage 9.iO' 

By amount to Rev. G. W. Belk, expense 14.00' 

By amount to J. A. Paisley, expense 4.30 

By amount in American Exchange Bank and cash in hand 466.99 

Total $3,925 27 



The following churches are on the honor roll, having paid more than 
their apportionment: Asheboro, Bethesda, Elkin, Efland, Glade Valley, 
Thomasville, and Yanceyville, 

The following have paid their full apportionment: Lexington, Reids- 
ville, Winston ist, Greensboro ist, and Westminster. 

The following have paid nothing to this important cause: Bessemer 
Avenue, Carson Memorial, Chapel Hill, Clark Memorial, Danbury, Dan 
River, Durham 2nd , Ebenezer, Elkin Colored, Greenwood. Jamestown, 
Jefferson, Milton, Obids, Pine Ridge, Pleasant Grove, Red House, Rox- 
boro, Rocky Ridge, Sandy Ridge, Wentworth and Worthville. 

Most of our pastors are doing local mission work. Two of our city 
churches have men employed to do this work, and have expended during 
the year for equipment and supplies as follows: 

Durham ist $23.57 

Winston ist .... 25.05 



Total $48.62 

Synodical Home Missions — This work is about as it has been. There 
are several vacant fields and the Committee finds it hard to raise money 
to pay its pastors and evangelists. The need is great especially in the 
weaker Presbyteries of Albemarle and Asheville, and the work should be 
more liberally supported. 

The total sum given by our Presbytery for this course during the year 
is $1,226.52. 

Assembi^y's Home Missions. — There is an awakened interest in this 
cause in the whole church. Contributions are increasing each year and 
this is the best year in the history of our church. But the needs are also 
increasing and it will take still larger liberality to keep pace with the 
needs and inviting opportunities in the New West. The Committee has 
expended in its work during the year $110,000. Our Presbytery has con- 
tributed $824.90. 

We would again call your attention to the "Home Mission Herald". 
No family should be without it. 



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IV. Recommendations. 

1. That the grouping of the churches remain as at present, except that 
Roxboro be transferred to the Milton group as soon as Milton secures a 
pastor. 

2. That the following appropriations be made for the year, subject to 



change by the Committee: 

(1 ) Cross Roads and Stony Creek . . . . |ioo.oo 

(2) Caswell County groUiP .............. 200,00 

(3) Mt. Airy 150.00 

(4) Stokes County 600.00 

(5) Alleghany County ................ 700.00 

(6) Ashe County 900.00 

(7) Thomasville and Asheboro 200.00 

(8) Milton group 200.00 

(9) Brown Summit and Danbury 150.00 

1(10) Buffalo group 150.00 

(11) Bessemer Avenue . 50.00 

'(12) Lexington Mission Cburch Building, Decota .... 100.00 



3. That the following appointments be made for evangelistic meetings. 

Rev. D. I. Craig, Eno, July 23. 

Rev. C. W. Robinson, Pine Ridge, August 20. 

Rev. E. C. Murray, Yanceyville, July 16. 

Rev. J. W. Goodman, Danbury_ July 30. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Asbury, August 6. 

Rev. B. W. Mebane, North Eno, September 24. 

Rev. E. R. Leyburn, Roxboro, July 30. 

Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, Dan River, August 13, 

Rev. Donald Mclver, Fairfield, September 3. 

Rev. R. M. Williams, Springwood, September lOv 

Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Sandy Ridge, August 6. 

Rev. Melton Clark, Glade Valley, October i. 

Rev, J. A. Gilmer, Pine Hall, August 13. 

Rev. Neal L. Anderson, Madison, July 30. 

Rev, W. O. Sample, Little River, August 13. 

Rev. Carl Barth, Efland, August, 6, 

Rev. J, A. Wilson, Snow Hill, August 20. 

Rev. A. S. Caldwell, Stoneville, July 30. 

Rev, W, T, Thompson, Asheboro, July 30. 

Rev. W. S. Wilhelm, Griers, July 2. 

Rev. F. M. Hawley, Bethesda, August 27. 

Rev. W. B. Mcllwaine, Mt. Airy, June 25. 

Rev. H. H, Cassady, Smyrna, August 20, 

Ruling Elder Geo. W. Lee, Pleasant Grove, August 13. 

S. M. Rankin, Chairman, 



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^he three committees on Sessional Records made the fol- 
lowing report through Rev. W. B. Mellwaine, Jr., chair- 
man for the whole, which was adopted — 

SESSIONAL RECORDS. 
The Committee on Sessional Records offers its report as follows: 
Records of the following churches were not handed in Asbury, Bessemer 

Avenue, Beulah, Carson Memorial, Chapel Hill, Clark Memorial, Delane, 

Danbury, Dan River, Ebenezer, Efland, Elkin ist, Blkin (Colored),. 

Elim, (Colored), Gilead, Glade Valley, Jamestown, Jefferson, Madison^ 

Milton, Bethesda. 

Of the churches embraced between the letters N and Z about half the 

books were present. No record was kept by the sub-committee. 

II. The churches, whose records were approved without exception are 
as follows: Bethlehem, Buffalo, Burlington. Cross Roads, Durham ist, 
Eno, Hawfields, Greensboro ist, High Point, Little River, Midway, 
Mount Airy, Church of the Covenant. 

Of all churches included between letters N and Z (except Yanceyville) 
all handed in, were approved without exception. 

III. Churches approved with exceptions: 
Ai^AMANCE,— No representative to Synod noted in minutes. 
AsHEBORO.— No representative at fall meeting of Presbytery or at 

Synod. 

BETHEiy. — (i) Minutes of Oct. 23, not closed with prayer. (2) Sunday 
School and Women's Societies reports as incorporated in minutes are not 
complete. 

Bethany. — No representative to Synod indicated. 

Durham, 2nd. — No representative recorded to fall meeting of Presby- 
tery or to Synod. 

EdgemonT.— Letter of dismissal to the Salvation Army. (2) Frequent 
omissions of prayer at opening or closing, especially the latter. [Records 
beautifully executed]. 

EFiyAND.-^Only two meetings of session reported. (2) No record of 
any representative to Synod or Presbytery. 

FAIREIEI.D.— 'Only three meetings of session during year. 

Graham. — No report from representative to either Presbytery or Synod. 

Greenwood. — Only two sessional meetings during the year. 

GriERS. — (i) Book not sent to Presbytery last year. (2) No repre- 
sentative to Presbytery or Synod last year. (3) Only two meetings of 
session since April 19, 1909. 

Hii,LSBORO. — Meeting of May 10, 1910 not closed with prayer, not 
signed by Clerk or Moderator. 

LeaKSviIvLE. — No report recorded from representative to Synod. 



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Lexington.— No report in minutes of representatives to Synod and 
Presbyteries. 

Mebane. — (i) Book was not brought to last spring meeting of Presby- 
tery. (2) No report from representatives to Presbytery or Synod. (3) 
No record of reading and approval of minutes. 

Yanceyville. — (r) Book not presented at last spring's meeting, (2) 
Only three sessional meeting's recorded since April, 1909. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Wm. B. McIlwaine, Jr., 
Chairman. 

The Rev. W. T. Walker, Superintendent of the Orphan's 
Home, was now heard in the interest of the Home. He was 
followed by the Rev. Melton Clark and others in short ad- 
dresses. 

These addresses were referred to the Committee on the Or- 
phan's Home, and the following report of the Committee was 
adopted. — 

Your Committee on Address of Rev. W. T. Walker, Supt. of our Orphan- 
age, would express their approval of his aggressive administration and 
pledge our best efforts to secure the |6oo.oo asked as our proportion of 
the balance necessary to complete the light, water and sewerage plant. 
Respectfully submitted, 

A. S. CAiyDWEiX, Chairman. 

Also, the following resolution was adopted: 

Resolved: — That Orange Presbytery raise its part of fT,,ooo for the 
sewerage, water and lights for the Orphan's Home at Barium Springs, 
viz: |6oo 00 and that the Committee of apportionments be asked to ap- 
portion this amount at once and notify the churches. 

The time and the place for the next Stated Meeting of Pres- 
bytery were take up. The Midway Church was chosen as the 
place, and the time was left unfixed until the adjourned meet- 
ing in Greensboro. 

A Historical Sketch of the Westminster Church, prepared 
by Mr. J. C. Wharton of Greensboro, was presented to Pres- 
bytery to be read at the Fall Meeting of Presbytery. The 
Sketch was received with thanks, and the Stated Clerk was 
requested to write Mr. Wharton a letter of thanks for the 
valuable document and his labor of love. 



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The Treasurer of Orange Presbytery submitted the follow- 
ing report which was approved : 

REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY FROM 
APRIL I, 1910TO APRIL r, T911. 

Bal. 4-1, '10 Receipts Disbursements Bal. 4-1 'II 

Foreign Missions $ $3,265.18 13,265.18 $ 

Local Home Missions 3,473.10 3,473.10 

Assembly's Home Missions . . 824.90 824,90 

Ministerial Relief 540.98 540.98 

Bible Cause 234,53 234.53 

Schools and Colleges. . . . 1,159.78 1,159.78 

Colored Evangelization .... i.oo 577.8o 578.80 
Ministerial Education. . . . 618.59 618.59 

Orphan's Home 880.45 880.45 

Publication and S. S. Missions 361.89 361.89 

Fredericksburg H. and School 1.62 303.25 304.87 
Presbyterial Fund i79-7o 458.38 509.11 128.97 

Totals I182.32 $12,698.83 $12,752.18 $128.97 

Balance in American Exchange Bank $128.97. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. HoDGiN, Treasurer. 

Audited and approved. 

This 15th day of April, 191 1. 

?:^lcTKr' } Auditing Con,.iUee. 

The Rev C. E. Hodgin tendered his resignation as Treas- 
urer of Orange Presbytery. The resignation was reluctantly 
accepted, and the following resolution offered by the Stated 
Clerk was adopted: 

RESOI.VED: — That inasmuch as the Rev. C. E. Hodgin has tendered 
his resignation as Treasurer of Orange Presbytery, and inasmuch as the 
Presbytery has reluctantly accepted his resignation owing to increased 
burdens placed upon him: We desire to place upon permanent record 
our testimony to his eminently efficient and faithful service as Treasurer 
for the past five years, and our sincere appreciation of the same. 

On motion the Rev. B. C. Murray, D. D. was unanimously 
elected Treasurer of Orange Presbytery to succeed the Rev C. 
E. Hodgin. 

The Overture touching the interest of the Assembly's Home 



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and School was taken from the docket and adopted, and or- 
dered to be sent up to the Assembly. It is as follows — 

OVERTURE OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY TO THE GENERAL 

ASSEMBLY. 

To the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States in session at Louisville, Ky., May, rgri. Fathers and Brethren: 
Whereas the Executive Committee of Christian Education and Relief 
has adopted as a part of its report to the Assembly the following recom- 
mendation touching the Assembly's Home and School, viz; iii. "It is 
the opinion of this Committee that it is not wise for the General Assem- 
bly to undertake the conduct of a college in Fredricksburg as we are 
confident that debts and confusion will constantly arise from such an 
attempt. We find that the Assembly has pursued no settled policy with 
regard to the educational features of the Home and School and we there- 
fore ask the Assembly for specific instructions as to whether a school of 
any sort is to be maintained, and if so, whether it is to be a preparatory 
school or a College". 

Therefore the Presbytery of Orange respectfully overtures the Assem- 
bly to instruct its Exective Committee of Christian Education and Re- 
lief to continue to conduct the Home and School on the same plan as 
heretofore; as a home for widows and orphans of deceased ministers and 
as a school for the children of deceased ministers and children of mis- 
sionaries with both preparatory and collegiate departments. 

The Commission to Ordain and Install the Rev. W. B. Mc- 
Ilwaine, Jr. at Asheboro, made the following report which 
was adopted: 

The Commission appointed to ordain and install Rev. W. B. Mcllwaine, 
Jr. as pastor of the Presbyterian church at Asheboro, convened in that 
church on Thursday evening, Dec. 15th, 1910, and its sessions were opened 
with prayer. 

There were present: The Moderator, Rev. Melton Clark, Rev. Neal 
L. Anderson, D. D., Rev. W. T. Thompson, Jr., and Ruling Elder Joseph 
Byrd. 

After a sermon appropriate to the occasion, preached by Rev. Neal L. 
Anderson, D. D., licentiate W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr. was solemnly ordained 
by the laying on of the hands of the commission and installed pastor of 
the church in accordance with the provisions of the book of church order. 
The charge to the pastor was delivered by the moderator, and the charge 
to people by Rev. W. T. Thompson, Jr. 

The commission adjourned with singing, prayer, and the Apostolic 
Benediction. 

Melton Clark, Moderator. 



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The Executive Committee on Ministerial Education sub- 
mitted the following report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

The Assembly's Executive Committee of Ministerial Education has 
given aid during the past year to 285 candidates as against 275 the pre- 
vious year. This is the largest number assisted in any previous year. 
Of these, 128 are in the Seminaries, 155 in Colleges, and 2 in Medical 
schools preparing for service on the foreign mission fields. 

The total contributions for this cause during the past 3'ear amounted to 
^28,715.44, as against $26,774.21 the previous year. While this rejjresents 
a gain of $1,94 [.23, yet the Committee has been more sorely pressed for 
funds during the past year than for six years previous. The year v^^as 
started with a debt of $790.00, and as a larger number of candidates ap- 
plied for aid than ever before in the history of the church, the Committee 
was compelled to reduce the maximum amount of appropriation from 
$100.00 to $82.50. We are extremely sorry to report this scaling of the 
appropriation at this time, when so many of our worthy candidates need 
the full amount that was given formerly. 

The total amount contributed by this Presbytery to this cause during 
the past year is $630.54, which represents a gain of $88.13 over the pre- 
vious year. Seventeen of our candidates have received aid during the 
year to the amount of $1,392.00. We have used, therefore, for our own 
candidates $761.46 more than we have contributed to this cause. 

The following 22 churches have paid in full, or overpaid, their ap- 
portionments, viz: Asheboro, Bethany, Bethesda, Beulah, Elkin (colored) , 
Fairfield, Gilead, Graham, Griers, Hawfields. Edgemont, Efland, Glade 
Valley, North Eno, Lexington, North Wilkesboro, Reidsville, Saxapahaw, 
Thomasville, Westminister, Wilkesboro, Yanceyville. 

The following churches have paid three-fourths, or more of their ap- 
portionments, viz: Cross Roads, Durham ist, Greensboro ist, and 
Springwood. 

The following churches have contributed one-half, or more, of their 
apportionments, viz: — Hillsboro, Little River, Midway, Milton, Roxboro 
and Speedwell. 

The following churches have contributed less than one-half of their 
apportionments, viz: — Bethel, Bethlehem, Buffalo, Burlington, Smyrna, 
Leaksville, Madison, Mebane, Mt. Airy, New Hope, Stony Creek, 
Winston ist, and Church of the Covenant. 

The following churches have contributed nothing to this cause, viz: — 
Bessemer Avenue, Chapel Hill, Clark Memorial, Danbury, Durham 2nd, 
Elkin 1st, Eno, High Point, Red House, Pleasant Grove, Dalane, Carson 
Memorial, and several other weak mission churches that have not been 
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We would urge our pastors atad sessions to make an earnest effort to 
secure a contribution to this cause from every church in the Presbytery 
-during the coming year. 

We would also urge that our pastors present the claims of the ministry 
to the boys and young men of the church, and distribute in their con- 
gregations the literature on "The Call to the Ministry"" furnished free 
by our Executive Committee. 

We have on our roll 24 Candidates and one Licentiate. Messrs. H. L. 
Cathey, N. R. Claytor, C. H. Phipps, and W. R. Pritchett will complete 
their theological course this Spring. A detailed report of the other can- 
didates will be given at the Fall meeting. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

C. E. HoDGiN, Chairman, 

The following Overture, presented by the Rev. Dr. Neal 1^. 
Anderson, in relation to the New Plan of the Assembly on Sys- 
tematic Beneficence, was adopted and ordered to be forwarded 
to the Assembly: 

To the General Assembly in Session at Louisville, Ky. 

The Presbytery of Orange, having heartily and unanimously endorsed 
the new Plan for the beneficences of the Church, respectfully overtures 
the Assembly to safeguard the provision for the appointment of Benefit 
cence Committees by the Sessions, so that the work of said Committees 
shall not displace the functions of the Diaconate, defined by the Con- 
stitution, as consisting particularly in "the collection and distribution 
of the offerings of the people for pious uses, under the direction of the 
Session". Book Church Order, Ch 4; Sec. 4; Par. 47. 

It is believed that the Plan may be so adopted that the Deacons can 
make use of the laymen of the Church in the quickening of missionary 
interest among the people, but in the judgment of the Presbyter}' any 
action taking from the Deacons their responsibility for the causes of 
beneficence and substituting for the ordained Diaconate, Committees 
appointed by the Sessions, would be unconstiutional and ultra vires, 
and would in the long run prove disastrous to the great Benevolent in- 
terests of the Church. 

The Presbytery overtures the Assembly to so interpret authoritatively 
the action of the Assembly of 1910, as to preserve the constitutional 
functions of the Diaconate in our ecclesiastical system. 

The Committee on Women's, Young People's Covenanter 
a nd Brotherhood Societies submitted tabulated reports which 
were approved: — See Appendix, 



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The Standing Auditing Committee submitted the following 
report which was adopted: 

Your Committee have examined the receipts and vouchers of all the 
accounts of Rev, S. M. Rankin as Treasurer of Home Missions and find 
them correct and in order. 

(T.l Brown, 
Auditing Committee < A. T. Whitsett, 
(T. Y. Chandler. 

The following report of the Committee on Calls and Sup- 
plies was adopted: 

Your Committee on Calls and Supplies would report that applications 
have come into our hands for the service of Rev. D. I. Craig from Speed- 
well church as Stated Supply for one afternoon per month at |6o, per 
year, and from Midway church for the service of Rev. J. W. Goodman 
for two afternoons per month at $200, per year, we recommend that these 
requests be granted. 

A call from Yancey ville church for the service as pastor of Rev. H. H. 
Cassady is not found in order, we recommend that it be returned to the 
church for correction with the request that it be returned to the adjourned 
meeting of Presbytery in May. 

S. M. Rankin, Chairman. 

The Executive Committee on Publication and Sabbath 
Schools submitted a tabulated report on Sabbath Schools 
which was adopted: — See Appendix. 

The following report of the Board of Trustees of the Glade 
Valley High School was received and adopted: 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE GLADE 
VALLP:Y HIGH SCHOOL. 

In our opinion this is the most important and the most promising work 
ever undertaken by the Presbytery. It has been a marked success from 
the beginning. 

We have received during the year I4156.56. The year before we re- 
ceived $3650.88, making a total of $7807.44. This has been expended 
for land, saw mill, planer, turning-lay, dry kiln, furniture, steam heating 
plant, in conveying water to the grounds, and in the erection of an eight- 
room cottage and the girls domitory and boarding hall, a large 26 
room building. 

We opened school on Jan. 4, 191 1, in midwinter, in a building that was 
not finished and under many other disadvantages, and still we have en- 
rolled 72, twenty-three of whom are boarders. This surpassed our most 



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sanguine hopes, and is a success, so far as we know, unparalled in the 
history of our church. Our God has richly blessed the work. We ex- 
tend our profound thanks to our many friends who have not only given 
their money but have remembered us in their prayers. 

Our space is crowded, we are having to use the dining room for an as- 
sembly hall, the reception room, the matron's room, and a part of the 
ball for class rooms. Practically the entire student body is planning to 
return next session, and many new ones may reasonably be expected. 
The boys domitory and class room building is an imperative need. The 
continued success of the school depends on it. At present we are having 
to room some of our boys on the third floor of the girls domitory. This 
new building would give us an assembly hall that would seat 300, dor- 
mitory and class room space that would supply our needs for years, and 
would put the school on practically a self-supporting basis. The Board 
has instructed the building committee to proceed with the erection of 
this building as soon as $5000 is secured in cash and subscriptions. 

We recommend that the Presbytery ask the pastors and sessions to give 
the representatives of the school free access to their pulpits and otherwise 
assist in securing money for this new building. 

It is with peculiar pleasure we report that Rev. W. F. Rollings worth, 
of Morganton, has been secured as president of the institution. As mem- 
bers of the faculty we have secured Mr. D. T. Bradshaw of the present 
senior class of Davidson College and Miss Elsie Waddell of the Southern 
Presbyterian College at Red Springs. 

The fall term opens on Aug. 16. 191 1. We would ask pastors and 
others to put us in touch with deserving boys and girls in their communi- 
ties, especially with those who are preparing for college. . 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. M. Rankin, Chairman. 

The Standing Committee on Systematic Beneficence sub- 
mitted a tabulated report which was approved: — See Appendix. 

The Committee on the Endowment Fund for Davidson 
College made a verbal report which was received as infor- 
mation : 

The Committee on Sessional Duties made the following re- 
port which was adopted: 
Your Committee on Sessional Duties would submit the following report: 

1. As to members dependent on Public Charity. 50 churches answer 
none; 4 churches answer yes; i church not regularly dependent; and 2 
churches make no answer. 

2, Expenses of representatives to Presbytery and Synod paid past 
year. 24 churches report expenses paid; 2 churches paid in part; 3 



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churches report no representatives appointed; 3 churches report no 
expenses; 24 churches report not paid; and 4 churches give no answer. 

3. As to amount due on pastor's salary and steps taken for payment 
of same. 38 churches report nothing due; 14 churches are in arears; 6 
churches have taken steps, or made promise of early payment. As to the 
amount of deficits, some report definitely and others indefinitely. The 
amounts range from $5 00 up to $249.95. 5 churches return no answ^er. 

4. Were any collections omitted and why? 20 churches report all 
collections taken; 15 churches omitted one or more collections; 2 churches 
omitted all the collections; 13 churches are not definite in the number 
omitted; 9 churches offer reasons for omissions. The reasons assigned 
are, no preacher, infrequency of services, pastor was absent 3 Sabbaths, 
no preaching on the Sundays appointed for the collection; omitted through 
oversight; i church honestly answered no excuse; 22 churches assigned 
no reason for the omission. 

5. Mode of collection employed: 16 churches used the Envelope 
System; 7 churches used the Envelope and Basket collection combined; 
23 churches used the basket, plate and hat system; 2 churches report 
monthly and public collections respectively; 2 churches report no mode; 
6 churches make no report. 

The Committee offers the following recommendations: 

1. That inasmuch as more than one half the sessions of the Presby- 
tery failed to pay the expenses of minister and Ruling Elder to Presbytery 
and Synod, Presbytery enjoins upon Church Sessions, stricter ob- 
servance of the law of our church as laid down in the Book of Church 
Order, Chap. V, Sec. VII, Par. 58. That the expenses of ministers and 
Ruling Elders, in their attendance on the Courts shall be defrayed by the 
bodies which they represent. 

2. That Presbytery emphasize the importance of the adoption by the 
sessions of the Assembly's plan of Systematic Beneficence and making an 
every member canvass of the congregation as early as possible. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. O. Sample, 1 r-^«,»«;t+^o 
W. C. HERNDON, [Committee. 

Presbytery then took recess until 8 o'clock p. m. 

THIRD DAY— Evening Session. 

Durham, N. C, Thursday, April 20, 1911. 
Presbytery met at 8 o'clock p. m. together with a large 
congregation. The Special order to hear the report of the 
Executive Committee on Foreign Missions, and to hold a 
popular meeting in the interest of the same, was now observed. 



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After devotional exercises, the Chairman, Rev. E. R. 
Leyburn, D. D., submitted the report of the Committee which 
was received. 

The Rev. S. H. Chester, D. D., Secretary of Foreign Mis- 
sions, was invited to sit as a Corresponding Member, and was 
introduced to Presbytery and congregation by Dr. Leyburn as 
the speaker of the evening. He addressed the Presbytery on 
the success and needs of the great cause of Foreign Missions. 

After the address the report was adopted and is as follows: 

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF FOREIGN 

MISSIONS. 

Your committee of Foreign Missions makes its complete statistical re- 
port of what all the churches of the Presbytery are doing for this cause 
at the fall meeting. Last Fall we prepared a large chart, showing in de- 
tail what each church of the Presbytery had done for this cause during 
the year. We also conducted at that time a conference on missions, at 
which several brief addresses were made, and much interest developed in 
practical methods of enlisting our forces in the work of missions. 

At our Spring meeting of Presbytery, it is our custom simply to call the 
attention of the members briefly to the work done during the year within 
our bounds, as shown by the statistical reports to Presbytery, and to call 
attention to some of the most important features of the mission work of 
the whole church, as brought out by the report of our Executive Com- 
mittee at Nashville. 

Our Presbytery has made most encouraging progress in its Foreign Mis- 
sion work during the year. Forty-one of our churches have contributed 
to this cause, against thirty-eight last year, and the total amount contri- 
buted by the Presbytery for this cause this year is $18,155, against 
$12,778 last year, a gain of $5,377 this year. 

When we turn to the work of the whole church for this cause, we find 
that the past year has been one of unprecedented success in this branch 
of the church's work, in most respects. 

Nearly 4,000 members have been received into the church by baptism in 
all our mission fields, which is almost twice as many as were received dur- 
ing the preceeding year. The Korean Mission alone received 2,010 addi- 
tions, everyone of whom has been subjected to the most searching exami- 
nation possible before being received, and has been required as a condi- 
tion of being received to show that he or she has not only lived a respect- 
able christian life for at least a year, but has also made an earnest ef- 
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Luebo, Africa, has received over 900 members during the year, after the 
same sort of rigid test. The work in China is also very encouraging, and 
owing to the great and radical and rapid changes now taking place there 
in that hitherto changeless empire, the situation is critical, and the need 
is most urgent of reinforcing our workers there, and pushing the work 
vigorously and aggressively in this day of opportunity. In our other mis- 
sion fields, Japan, Brazil, Mexico and Cuba, excellent work has been done 
during the year, with most encouraging results. 

The one unsatisfactory feature of the report for the year is that the 
books were closed on March 31st with a debt of over $100,000 resting 
upon our Executive Committee. This does not mean that we have gone 
backwards in our contributions, for the receipt from all sources to this 
cause during the year were $452,000, a gain of 32.000 over last year. 
Why, then, is there this large deficit, at the end of the year? The chief 
cause responsible for it is the fact that our committee was compelled dur- 
ing the year to pay a large amount for special objects in the different 
mission fields, which were entirely outside of the work for which the 
committee made appropriations, based on the estimate of the missions at 
the beginning of the year. The other causes responsible for the debt is 
the sending out during the year of 26 new missionaries. No one can 
censure our Executive Committee for the expenditure of this over and 
above the regular appropriations, for it arose from no fault of theirs, 
but was made necessary by emergencies which could not be foreseen. 

But is our Executive Committee to blame for thus adding to our force 
of workers faster than the contributions of the church justified them in 
making the increase? Shall we censure them for going to fast tn enlarg- 
ing the work? Before doing so, let us try to put ourselves in their place, 
and listen to the pathetic appeals which come to them from our over- 
wrought and wornout workers on the field, who are falling at their posts 
for the lack of reinforcements. Rather let us, who are oflScers and mem- 
bers of God's church, examine ourselves to see what we have done to 
meet the needs of these perishing souls, and to lighten the burdens rest- 
ing upon our overstrained missionaries. The members of our Southern 
Presbyterian church are fully able to furnish the funds needed for evan- 
gelizing our part of the non-Christian world without working any real 
hardship to ourselves, without even doing without any of the comforts, not 
to say luxuries of life. Instead, then of criticizing our committee for the 
debt that rests upon this branch of our work, let us arouse ourselves and 
the other members of our churches to more faithfulness as God's steward. 

Your committee would most earnestly urge all pastors and sessions 
whose churches are already enlisted in the forward movement, to con- 
tinue in it by taking a separate subscription for Foreign Missions, apart 
from the other benevolences of the church, and we would urge all 
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by assuming the support of their own missionary, or by taking stock in 
some particular mission field or station. The contributions of our church 
to Foreign Missions have more than doubled during the last seven years, 
and very much of this increase has come through the forvv^ard movement 
churches, vi^hich are taking a special subscription, and making a definite 
pledge for Foreign Missions, just as they do for their ov^^n pastor's salary . 
While we are inaugurating the Assembly's new plan of benevolence, as 
we all ought to do, let us see to it that we do not let this cause suffer 
simply by lumping it in with all the others, and thus lose what we have 
gained through all the efforts the past ten years. In this connection, we 
would especially commend to the careful attention of all our church of- 
ficers the articles on this subject by the Rev. Richard Orme Flinn, pub- 
lished in the missionary for January, and in all our church papers. 

In closing this report, we recommend that we set apart a full half hour 
for our devotional services at the opening of our session to-morrow morn- 
ing, and that that service be made a special season of prayer, "for the 300 
missionaries who are struggling with the difficulties and burdens which 
the conditions of the work, as never before, are now imposing upon them; 
for the native church, which has come to hold a position of importance 
with reference to the speedj' accomplishment of our great task which it 
has never held before; for our secretaries and the members of our execu- 
tive committee, who are called to guide and direct this work, and who 
feel their responsibility as a crushing load; for the Assembly's Committee 
on Systematic Beneficence, who are now engaged in formulating new 
plans for the furtherance and enlargement of the work, and for our whole 
church, that she may be fully aroused to the importance of putting forth 
her utmost endeavors in this decisive hour for the evangelization of the 
world." 

E. R. Leyburn, Chairman. 

The report of the Committee on Leave of Absence was re- 
ceived and adopted without reading. It is as follows: 

Excused after Wednesday afternoon — M. McG. Shields, 
Geo. McKie, R. W. George and P. H. Gwynn. 

Excused after Thursday Morning— C. C. Smith, C. W. 
Robinson, J. E. Finle3\ 

Excused after Thursday afternoon — W. E. Kirkland, B. W. 
Mebane, J. H. Walker, W. N. Tate, D. Thompson, J. L. 
Scott, Jr., D. Ferrell, Dr. Badgett, Dr. Baird, W. C. Hern- 
don, A. S. Caldwell, J. A. Patton, W. S. Wilhelm, R. A. Gil- 
mer, C. A. McDade, T. M. Cheek, J. S. Cook, E. C. Murray, 



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A. T. Whitsett, W, B. Mcllwaine, W. T. Thompson, J. R. 
Brown and E. F. Hall. 

The following Resolution of Thanks was adopted: 



We hereby express hearty appreciation of the kindness and co-operation 
of all whose efforts have contributed to the pleasure and profit of these 
presbyterial sessions. Our stay with the Durham First Church has been 
an enjoyable one, made doubly so by the cordiality and hospitality of her 



The musical treat afforded us Wednesday evening at the expense of the 
entertaining church deserves special mention and for this opportunity 
we express appreciation. 

We thank the papers for their full reports of the business transacted. 

May Heaven's blessing rest upon these friends and brethren in all their 
interests. 



The motion to adjourn w^as now made, and after the read- 
ing and approval of the Minutes of to-days sessions, and the 
singing of the Hymn — "Blest be the tie that binds," the Pres- 
bytery did adjourn with prayer by the Rev. S. H. Chester, D. 
D., to meet in the First Presbyterian church, Greensboro, on 
Monday, May 22, 191 1, at 2:30 o'clock p. m. 



RESOLUTION OF THANKS. 



pastor and people. 



F. M. Hawley, Committee. 



R. M. Williams, 

Moderator. 




Attest: 



D. I. Craig, 



Stated Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING. 

HELD IN GREENSBORO, N. C. MAY 22, IQII. 



Greensboro, N. C, Monda}^, May 22, 1911. 

Orange Presbytery met at the First Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, N. C, according to adjournment, on Monday, 
May 22, 1911, at 2:30 o'clock p. m. The following members 
were present: Revs. D. I. Craig, E. C. Murray, J. W. Good- 
man, C. E. Hodgin, S. M. Rankin, R. M. Williams, P. H. 
Gwynn, Melton Clark, J. A. Wilson, W. T. Thompson, Jr. 
and Ruling Elders, T. J. Brown, W. C. Denny, D. M. Hines 
and Judge T. J. Shaw. 

Rev. J. A. Gilmer, the last Moderator present at the open- 
ing hour, took the chair and conducted, the devotional exercises, 
and the meeting was opened with pra^^er by Rev. D. I. Craig, 
D. D. 

The Moderator Rev. R. M. Williams now being present 
took the chair. 

On motion the Stated Clerk was instructed to prepare, as 
far as possible, the roll of Ministers and Elders, attending the 
regular meetings of Presbytery, before the hour of meeting, 
and thereby obviate the necessity of calling the roll of churches. 

Rev. Dr. Anderson made a verbal report on Colored 
Evangelization, which was received as information. 

The Committee on Systematic Beneficence submitted, the 
following supplemental report which was received and adopted, 

SYSTEMATIC BENEFICENCE. 

In response to the questions sent out to all the church Sessions, 
answers have been received as follows — 

(i) Have you separated the stated beneficences from the current 
expenses and local charity of your Church: 

31 churches answer Yes; 13 churches, No; i church answers "in part". 



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(2) If not do you plan to make this change: 7 churches answer yes; 

2 '"in part"; 4 No, 

(4) Have you appointed a mission-ary or beneficence Committee: 
12 churches answer Yes; 4 answer "yes for Foreign Missions"; 

3 churches "plan to do so"; 28 churches answer, N-o. 

(4) It you have such a Committee has it made a canvass of every 
member of your congregation for the year beginning April ist 1911? 
8 churches answer Yes; 5 "plan to"; 12 No. 

(5) Do you use the dnplex envelope? If not what system do you use?' 
II churches use duplex envelopes; 2 "plan to use this system"; 15 

churches use regular style envelopes; 17 churches depend on basket 
collections only, 

(6) Do you plan to have two canvasses made for the causes of 
benevolences: — 

II churches answer Yes; 2 not decided; 33 churches report one canvass 
only as contemplated. 

Your Committee regards the feature of having a canvass made of every 
member of the congregation for the causes of benevolence as the most 
important element in the new Plan, and call attention to the answers to 
qnestion 4 above, which show that such canvass has been made in only 
eight of our churches. 

We recommend that the Presbytery call the attention of all Church 
Sessions to the vital importance of this feature, and urge upon them to 
see to it that a canvass is made in their congregations for these causes. 

Nkai. h. Anderson, 

Chairman. 

The time for the next regular meeting of Presbytery, with 
the Midwa}^ church was fixed for Tuesday, September 26th, 
191 1, at 3 o'clock p, m. 

On motion and after some discussion, it was ordered that 
hereafter the Nomination of Commissioners to the General 
Assembly be made at the Fall meetings of Presbytery, and on 
the second day of the meeting at 3 o'clock p. m., the said 
nominations being made with the view of confirmation or 
election at the spring meeting. 

The matter of the resignation of Rev. P. H. Gwynn of his 
charge was taken from the docket. The Stated Clerk reported 
that the Leaksville church had been duly cited to appear at 
this meeting. Bro. Gwynn was again heard in reference to 
the matter, and a communication from the Leaksville church, 



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in orderly form, was read, bearing testimony to the consecrated 
christian character and usefulness of Bro. Gwynn and concur- 
ring in his request for the dissolution of the pastoral relation. 

On motion the relation was dissolved, to take effect June i, 
191 1, and Bro. Gwynn was instructed to declare the pulpit 
vacant. 

Candidate W. R. Pritchett at nis own request through Rev. 
C. E. Hodgin, was transferred to the care of Bethel Presbytery^ 
South Carolina. 

The resignation of Rev. Melton Clark as chairman of the 
Executive Committee of Publication and Sabbath School Ex- 
tension was accepted, and on motion of the Nominating Com- 
mittee the following committee was appointed: Rev. J. A. 
Wilson, chairman; Rev. R. M. Williams, Rev. S. M. Rankin 
and Elders E. F. Hall and J. R. Foust. Also on motion of 
the Nominating Committe, the name of Major T. J. Brown 
was substituted for the name of W. B. Carter, deceased, 
in the Committee on Assembly's Home Missions. 

Candidates Chas. H. Phipps and Numa R. Clay tor, who 
having completed a regular course in college and at Union 
Theological Seminary, appeared before Presbytery for licen- 
sure. Also Mr. Geo. W. Lee, a Ruling Elder of the Winston 
church, who has been engaged for some time in christian work 
as an assistant to Dr. Anderson, made application for licensure 
as an "Extraordinary Case". 

In the case of Mr. Lee, the Presbytery, after hearing him 
fully as to his desire and the seeming impossibility of his ever 
taking a regular course of theological study, and after hearing 
Dr. Anderson and Maj. T. J. Brown, of Winston as to his 
gifts and work, determined to proceed to his examination as 
an "extraordinary case", with a view to licensure. 

Messrs. Phipps and Claytor, and also Mr. Lee were examined 
on their experimental acquaintance with religion and their 
motives for seeking the Gospel ministry. 

Each of these examinations were sustained as a satisfactory 
part of trial. 



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These brethren were then examined, in order, on Theology, 
Church History, Church Government, and the Sacraments, 
and all of which were sustained as satisfsctory parts of trial. 

Messrs. Phipps and Clay tor submitted, each a Latin Thesis 
and a Greek Exegesis, which were referred to the Permanent 
Committee on these subjects. 

Presbytery then heard a lecture from Mr. Phipps on John 
10:22-30 and a lecture from Mr. Claytor on Luke 18:1-8. 
These lectures were sustained as satisfactory parts of trial. 

Order was taken to hear the trial sermons of these brethren 
to-night at 8:15 o'clock, and pending examinations by the 
Permanent Committees on the various subjects assigned the 
Presbytery took recess until 8:15 o'clock p. m. 



Presbytery assembled in the church at 8:15 o'clock p. m. to- 
gether with a congregation. 

After devotional exercises conducted by the Moderator, the 
trial sermons of the candidates were heard in the following 
order. 

Mr. Lee preached on the text — "Go ye therefore and teach 
all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of 
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all 
things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo! I am with 
you alway, even unto the end of the world" — Matt. 28:19-20. 

Mr. Phipps preached on the text — " Not every one that saith 
unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of heaven; 
but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven" — 
Matt. 7:21. 

Mr. Claytor preached on the text — "Being confident of this 
very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you 
will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ" — Phil. 1:6. 

After hearing these sermons, the roll was called and criticisms 
of them intended to be helpful, and almost entirely favorable, 
were offered by the brethren, after which the sermons were 
sustained as satisfactory parts of trial. 



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The Permanent Examining Committees reported that they 
had examined Messrs. Phipps and Claytor on the original 
languages of the Holy Scriptures, on Mental and Moral 
Philosophy, Logic, Rhetoric, and the Natural and exact 
Sciences: also the Latin Theses and Greek Exegeses of these 
brethren and recommended that all these examinations be 
sustained as satisfactory. The report was adopted and the 
examinations as a whole w^ere sustained as satisfactory. 

The motion was now made that Presb3i;er3^ proceed to the 
licensure of these brethren in due form and order. Adopted. 

In the case of Mr. Lee, the following resolution offered by 
Dr. Anderson was adopted: 

Whereas, Candidate George W. Lee, for satisfactory reasons given 
this Presbytery has been unable to pursue regular academic and semi- 
nary courses of stud}', but has been laboring with the approval of 
Presbytery under the direction of the Session of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Winston-Salem, for the past two years, and 

Whereas in this work Mr. Lee has been greatly blessed of God, and 
has exhibited manifest tokens of special gifts in effective service, and 

Whereas the Presbytery has examined him on all parts of trial for 
candidates except such as involve special academic and seminary 
training. 

Resolved therefore that the Presbytery approve all these parts of trial, 
and proceed to the licensure of Mr. George W. Lee, as an extraordinary 
case. 

The Presbytery of Orange, therefore, "having expressed its 
approbation of all the parts of trial of these candidates, and 
they all having adopted the Confession of Faith and the 
Catechisms of this church and satisfactorily answered the 
questions appointed to be put to candidates to be licensed, 
propounded by the moderator, the Presbytery did and hereby 
does, license them, the said Charles Henry Phipps and Numa 
Reid Claytor, in due form and order, and George Washington 
Lee, as an 'extraordinary case', to preach the Gospel of 
Christ, as Probationers for the holy ministry within the bounds 
of this Presbytery, or wherever else they shall be orderly 
called". 



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A copy of the Holy Scriptures was then presented by the 
Presbytery, through the Stated Clerk, to each of the Licentiates. 

Calls from the Griers and the Bethesda churches for the 
pastoral services of Rev. H. H. Cassady were read and referred 
to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. The Committee re- 
ported the calls not in order and recommended that they be 
returned to the churches for correction. Adopted. 

Calls from the Milton and Red House Churches for the 
pastoral services of Licentiate N. R. Claytor, for three-fourths 
of his time at $450 and use of the manse was read, referred, 
and found in order and placed in Mr. Claytor' s hands, and 
accepted by him. 

In view of the ordination of Licentiate N. R. Claytor, and 
of his installation as pastor of the Milton and Red House 
Churches, it was ordered that when this Presbytery adjourns, 
it do so to meet in the Presbyterian church at Milton, N. C. 
on Thursday, the first day of June, 191 1, at 10 o'clock a. m. 

Licentiate C. H. Phipps was granted permission to labor for 
the present outside of our bounds. 

The Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by Rev. W. T. 
Thompson, Jr. and the apostolic benediction by the moderator, 
to meet in the Milton Presbyterian church on Thursday, June 
ist, 191 1, at 10 o'clock a. m. 

Attest: D. I. Craig, 

Stated Clerk. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery. 



43 



DIRECTORY. 



The following is a complete Directory for the present time, having 
been amended by filling vacancies, April 191 1. 

OFFICERS. 

Moderator — Rev. R. M. Williams, Greensboro, N. C. 
Stated Clerk— Rev, D. I. Craig, D. D., Reidsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., Graham, N. C. 

TRUSTEES. 

1. Of Presbytery— Mr. J. M. Rogers, Winston, N. C; Mr. h. B. 
Holt. Graham, N. C; Mr. R. R. King Greensboro, N. C; Mr. A. M. 
Scales. Greensboro. N. C; Mr. J. W. Scott, Greensboro, N. C. 

2, Of Davidson College — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, (Fall of 1912); Rev. 
D. I. Craig, D. D. (Fall of 1913); Mr. Geo. W. Watts, (Fall of 1915). 

3. Of the Southern Presbyterian College and Conservatory 
OF Music. — rst group, term one year and a half; Rev. E. C. Murray, 
D. D., Rev. D. Mclver, Mr. J. H. White and Mr. R. W. Scott. (Fall 
of 19 II. ) 

2nd group, term two years and a half; Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. R. M, 
Williams, Mr. A. M. Scales and Mr. S. Strudwick. (Fall of 1912.) 

3rd group, term three years and a half; Rev. S. M. Rankin, Mr, J. R. 
Finley, Mr. E. P. Wharton and Mr T. B. Fuller. (Fall of 1913) 

4, Of the Glade Valley High School — ist group, Messrs. J, 
Lindsay Patterson, McBride Holt and A. Walker. (F'all of 1910.) 

2nd group, Messrs. A. W. McAlister and A, M. Scales and Rev. S. M. 
Rankin, (Fall of 191 1.) 

3rd group. Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D., Mr. T, B. Finley and Rev. 
Neal Iv. Anderson, D. D. (Fall of 1912.) 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES. 

1. Local Home Missions— Rev. S. M. Rankin, Chairman, Greens- 
boro, N. C; Rev, E. C. Murray, D. D. , Rev. Melton Clark, Rev, C, E. 
Hodgin, Rev. J. A. Wilson, Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D,, Mr. E. P. 
Wharton, Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. R. P. Richardson, Mr. J. M. Rogers. 

2. Foreign Missions — Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D., Chairman, 
Durham, N. C; Rev. Carl Barth and Mr. J. M. Rogers. 

3. Assembly's Home Missions — Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D., 
Chairman, Winston, N. C, Rev. J, A. Gilmer, Rev. C. W. Robinson and 
Elder T. J. Brown. 



44 Minutes of Orange Presbytery. 



4. Christian Education and MinisteriaIv Relief — Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, Chairman, Greensboro, N, C, Rev. B. W. Mebane. D. D., Rev. 

D. Mclver, and Elder McBrye Holt. 

5. Publication and Sabbath School Extension — Rev. J. A. Wil- 
son, Chm., Rev. R. M. Williams, Rev. S. M. Rankin and Elders E. F. 
Hall and J. R. Foust. 

6. Bible Cause — Rev. S. H. Bradshaw, Mr. S. Strudwick and D. A. 
White. 

7. The Sabbath and Family Religion— Rev. J. W. Goodman, 
Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, Mr. S. Strudwick. 

8. Orphan's Home— Rev. A. S. Caldwell, Rev. W. T. Thompson Jr. 
and G. W. Montcastle. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES. 

1. The Chairmen of the Executive Committees constitute the Com- 
mittee on Systematic Beneficence, which is also the Committee on 
Apportionments and Assessments. 

2. Auditing Committee — Messrs. E. P. Wharton and A. M. Scales. 

3. Board of Visitors to Peace Institute — Rev. B. W. Mebane, D. D. 
and Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D. 

EXAMINING COMMITTEES. 

.1. Geography and History — Rev. J. W. Goodman, Rev. S. M. 
Rankin. 

2. Latin and Greek Exercises — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. S. M. 
Rankin. 

3. Greek, Hebrew and Logic — Rev. Melton Clark, Chairman; 
Rev. Carl Barth, Rev. E. R. Leyburn. 

4. Mathematics and Physical Science— Rev. C. W. Robinson, 
Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Rev. J. A. Gilmer. 

5. Mental and Moral Philosophy — Rev. J. A. Wilson, Rev. C. 

E. Hodgin and Dr. E. H. Harding. 

6. Theology— Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., 
Rev. Melton Clark. 

7. Church History— Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D., Rev. B. W. 
Mebane, D. D., Rev. D. Mclver. 

8. Church Government and Sacraments — Rev. B. W. Mebane, 
D. D., Rev. M. N. Mclver, Rev. H. S. Bradshaw. 

The next Stated Meeting of Presbytery will be held in the Midway 
Presbyterian Church, North Carolina, on Tuesday, September 26, 191 1, 
at 3 o'clock P. M. 

D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery. 



45 



PRESBYTERIAL REPORT ON SYSTEMATIC BENEFICENCE. 



The Presbytery of Orange submits to the General Assembly for the year 
ending, March 31st, 1911, the following report on Systematic Beneficence. 



, . ^ No. of Congrreg-ations 

Objects. Contributing . Amouni 

1. Foreign Missions 42 . . 118,303.00 

2. Assembly's Home Mission 39 • • i>654.oo 

3. Local Home Missions 47 • • 9,453 oo 

4. Colored Evangelization 35 • • 575-oo 

5. Ministerial Relief, (heretofore Invalid. ) . . . . 45 . . 524.00 

6. Ministerial Education 37 ■ • 4,7i4-oo 

7. Schools and Colleges — Assembly and Synodical 33 . . 13,048.00 

8. Sabbath School Extension and Phblication . . 36 . . 650.00 

9. To Bible Cause 29 , . 245.00 

10, Assembly's Home & School, Fredericksburg, Va. 26. . 446.00 

ir. Orphan's Homes 53 • • 5,569 00 



Total $55,181.00 



Twenty-one congregations have contributed to the eleven objects of 
Systematic Beneficence. 

Four congregations have contributed to the ten objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

Three congregations have contributed to the nine objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

Four congregations have contributed to the eight objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

Two congregations have contributed to the seven objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

Three congregations have contributed to the six objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

Two congregations have contributed to the five objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

Five congregations have contributed to the four objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

Four congregations have contributed to the three objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

Two congregations have contributed to the two objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

Two congregations have contributed to one object of Systematic Bene- 
ficence. 

Five congregations have contributed to none. 

D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



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Bethlehem 

Beulah 

Buffalo 

Burling-ton .. •• 

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Clark Memor'l 
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Durham First.. 
Durham 2nd ■ • 

Edg-emont 

Efland 

Elim 

Elmira 

Eno 

Fairfield 

(Graham 

Greensboro 1st 

Cireenwood 

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Leaksville 

Lexing-ton 

Little River 

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Mebane 

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Mt. Airy 

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North Eno 

N. Wilkesboro 
North Winston 

Pine Ridge 

Reidsville 

Saxapahaw 

Speedwell 

Spring-wood ... 

Stoneville 

Stoney Creek .. 
Westminster ... 
Winston First.. 
Wilkesboro .. • • 
Yanceyville 

48 



PRESBYTERIAL REPORT ON YOUNG PEOPLE'S SOCIETIES. 

Presbytery of Orange to the General Assembly. 



NAME OF SOCIETY 



Christian Endeavor 

E. V. Lee 

Light Bearers 

Earnest Workers 

Miriams 

Willing Workers 

Willing Workers 

Immanuel Bible Class 

Philathea Class 

Mission Band 

Wiley Mis Band 

Wiley Mis. Bandjr 

Young Ladies M. S 

Little Girls M. S 

Young Peoples M. S.... 

Christian Endeavor 

Young Peoples Society 

Little Helpers 

Morton Mis. Band 

Jr. Christian Endeavor 

Young Ladies M. S 

Elizabeth Hall M. S.... 

Young Ladies M. S 

Sunbeams 

Baraca Class 

Philathea 

Christian Endeavor 

Primary Miriam 

Flat Rock Mis. Band... 

Sr. Miriam Band 

Sr. Covenant Band 

Jr. Covena n t Band 

32 



name: of 
president 



A. S. Kennickel Jr 

Mrs. J. H. Suttenfield.. 

Glen Scott 

Mrs. J. K. Mebane 

Miss Mary Walker 

Eva McLean 

Mrs E. V. Orvill 

H. S- Brockman 

Miss Annie Lea 

Elizabeth Scales 

Margaret Vaugh 

Elizabeth Bynum 

Miss Zula Headrick 

Francis H. Montcastle 
Miss Jennie Oldham... 

Rev. B. B. Palmer 

D. H. Stuart 

Louise Balsley 

Miss Louise Carr 

xMaude White 

Miss Linda Wharton... 

Mrs. J. H. Gilland 

Mrs. W. L. Cooper 

Miss Mattie Gibson 

J. D. Meador 

Miss Onie Thurston... 

Lillie B. Watkins 

Maude Will 

Maude Lee 

Miss Cora Carter 

jMrs. J. A. Gilmer 

Cora Carter 



POST OFFICE 
ADDRESS 



Wi fist on 

Winston 

Meban 

Graham' 

Graham 

N. Wilkesboro 
Leaksville.... 
Greensboro 
Greensboro 
Greensboro 

Winston 

Winston 

Lexington .. 
Lexington .. 
Mebane R. 2 

Milton 

Greensboro 
Reidsville .... 

Durham 

High Point.. 
Greensboro 
Greensboro 

Graham 

IMebane 

Burlington .. 
Burlington .. 
N. Wilkesboro 

Mt. Airy 

Mt. Airy 

Mt. Airy 

Mt. Airy 

Mt. Airy 



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Are their objects missionary? About one half contribute to Missions, or general? One half 
do general benevolent work. 

Are they composed of males or females, or both? Both 

Are they under control of Session— have the Sessions approved their organization, constitution 
and methods of work? Yes. 

Have they a regular prayer-meeting of their own? The older Societies have prayer-meeting. 
Have they a regular plan of Bible study? Onlj' a few. 
Have they plans for cultivating the prayer-life? Only a few. 
Have they courses of reading to increase Christian culture? No. 
Have they a regular plan of Mission study? No. 

Have they a regular plan for cultivating universal, systematic and proportionate giving? Yes 
some of them have. 

Do they help in Sunday School work? Yes. 
Do they do social work? To some extent. 
Do they do personal work? Yes- 

D. I, CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 



TABLE OF APPORTIONMENTS 



Revised and Adopted 1910 



CHU RCHES 


Foreign 
Missions 


Pres. and 
Syn. Home 
Missions 


Orphans' 
Home 


Assembly's 
Missions 


Ministerial 
Education 


Presbyter'l 
Fund 


Ministerial 
Relief 


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Evangf. 


Pub'n and 
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School 


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$ 225 


$ 125 


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$ 33 


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10 


10 


9 


9 


8 






220 


140 


75 


32 


20 


15 


11 


11 


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100 


65 


35 


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9 


6 


5 


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6 


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13 


8 


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150 


90 


50 


25 


14 


10 


8 


8 


6 


6 


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200 


125 


70 


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18 


12 


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9 


9 


8 






110 


70 


37 


15 


10 


10 


7 


7 


4 


4 


4 






68 


45 


25 


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6 


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4 


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220 


130 


75 


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12 


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2 


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80 


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28 


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7 


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4 


4 


3 


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2 




Mt Airy 


225 


140 


75 


30 


20 


11 


10 


10 


9 


9 


8 






45 


30 


15 


7 


5 


4 


3 


3 


2 


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13 


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1 


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150 


90 


5o 


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8 


7 


7 


6 


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Obids 


5 


4 


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1 


1 


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10 


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8 


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32 


20 


11 


5 


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2 


2 


2 


1 


X 


X 






340 


200 


120 


50 


30 


19 


17 


17 


15 


15 


12 






10 


8 
15 


4 


3 


2 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


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30 


10 


5 


2 


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1 






10 


7 


4 


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1 


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1 






30 


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30 


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1 


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80 
12 


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7 


4 


3 


3 
1 


2 


2 


2 






8 


5 


2 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 






75 


45 


25 


10 


6 


4 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 






30 


18 


10 


5 


3 


2 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 






3 


2 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 






640 


400 


220 


90 


55 


35 


32 


32 


28 


28 


25 






1,280 


800 


440 


190 


115 


70 


60 


60 


55 


55 


50 




Wilkesboro 


40 


30 


15 


7 


4 


3 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 




Worthville 


8 


5 


3 


2 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


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25 


20 


10 


5 


4 


3 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 






160 


100 


50 


25 


14 


10 


8 


8 


7 


7 


6 






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$6,000 


$3,352 


SI 449 


$881 


$571 


$48S 


$489 


$436 


$436 


$B83 


$212 



By order of Presbytery. D. I. CRAIG. Stated Clerk. 



STATISTICAI, REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 
The Presbytery of Orange reports to the General Assembly that it comprises 30 Ministers and 74 Churches, and has under its care o Licentiates and 24 Candidates, 











OFFICERS 


COMMUNICANTS 


BAPTISMS 


MIMSTERS AND LICENTIATES 
NUmBER OF MNDIDATES 


POSTOFFICES 


CHURCHES 




1 


1 
S 


V 


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1 


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J, W. Goodman P 




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B. \y. Mebane, D. D P 


Mebane. " 
Saxapahaw. '' 






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2S 


2 
•2 


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E- R. Leyburn, D. D. P 

J.' S. Morrow! (col j P 


Greensboro, '\ 


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; 


10 


25 


1 

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2; 

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2 


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Chopel Hill. 
Davidson, " 










5 






1 




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Burlineton 
Ch. of Ihe Covei 
LeaksviUe 
stoneville 




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2 


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Madison 

Cross Roads. .. 








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12 


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185 


30 


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16 


M. McG. Shields, Supl. S. H.M 
Carl Earth p 




Stony Creek ■ ■ ■ 
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30 


6 


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A. S. Caldwell P 

W. S. Wilhelm ........ 


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Hfland!"""' 
Cedar Grove, 


K'poini.::: 

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7 


15 


10 


148 
199 


6 


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HHlsboro, 


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Mebane 


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2 


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2 






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H?SwerI: 


WorthvnIe.'iV.'.'. 
Pleasant Grove. 


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22 
19 

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32 








Cherrylanc, 

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Durham"2nd...'.' 
Jefferson 


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11 




13 
22 

80 


7 






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Campbell, 





















FUNDS COLLECTED 



80' S 478 



lOl 145 
9I 18 



I 253| 222] J28| 236| 7444| 259 | 107| 5:«| SSls] lS303|l654|9t33 675j 524j471j| 13048 66o| 245| 446|5569| 56607|7377 



lurches dissolved 0, Churches 
1 other denomination 
By order of the Presbytery, 



d from other denominations 0, Churches dismissed 
been removed by death since our last report. 
D. I. CRAIG. Staled Clerk. 



PRESBYTERIAL REPORT ON CONVENAINTER AND BROTHER- 
HOOD WORK 



The Presbytery of Orange, to the General Assembly. 

BROTHERHOODS 
of Org-anizations 



COVENANTERS 

No. of Org-anizations 4 

No. of Members 92 

No. of Devotional Meetings 36 

Averagre Attendance 54 

No. of Business Meetingfs 5 

Average Attendance 32 

No. to join Church 13 

Current Expenses $ 6.00 

All other causes $60-00 

LEADERS 
Miss Margaret Wharton, 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Wilbur Joiner, Greensboro, N. C. 
Etta H. Carter, Winston. N. C. 
Geo. W. Lee, Winston, N. C. 



No. of Organizations 2 

No. of Members 65 

No. of Devotional Meetings 4 

Average Attendance 55 

No. of Business Meeting's 5 

Current Expenses $30.00 

All other causes $1148 

PRESIDENTS 
Mr. Claude Pritchett. 

Greensboro, N. C- 
C M. Norfleet, Winston, N. C. 



REPORT ON WOMEN'S SOCIETIES. 

The Presbytery of Orange to the General Assembly: 

Number of Societies reported 37. 

Total membership, 1124. 
Contributions: 

Local Causes, $843.00; Home Missions, $1,666.00; Foreign Missions, 
|3,2i2.oo; Other Causes, $1,645.00. — Total, $3,898.00. 

Are they under the control of the Session — i e., have the Sessions ap- 
proved their organization, constitution and methods of work? Yes. 

What forms of Church work do they do? Home, Foreign Mission 
. and some local charity work. 

Has your Presbytery a Women's Missionary Union? Yes. 



SUMMARY. 



Number of Ministers 30 

Elders 253 

Deacons 222 

Added on Examination 428 

Added on Certificate 236 

Communicants enrolled 7444 

Adult Baptisms 259 

Infant Baptisms 107 

Ofl&cers and Teachers in Sunday Schools 538 

Scholars in Sunday Schools 5513 

Covenanters, 4 — Membership 92 

Brotherhoods, 2 — Membership 65 

Women Societies, 37 — Membership 1124 

Young People's Societies, 32 — Membership 769 

Funds contributed to Eleven Causes of Systematic Beneficence $55,181.00 

Pastor's Salaries, Congregational expenses and P. Fund . . . 56,607.00 

Miscellaneous 7,377-oo 

Grand Total $119,165.00 



OFFICIAL RECORDS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



CRITICISMS OF THE SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 



6 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-THIRD SESSIONS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN 

MIDWAY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

GUILFORD COUNTY, N. C. 
SEPTEMBER 26-28, 1911 

1911 




Next Session Will be Held with Presbyterian Church at Burlington, 
N. C, Beginning Tuesday, April 16, 1912, at 8 P. M. 




raESBYTERiAN HISTORICAL SOrfrrv 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-THIRD SESSIONS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN 

MIDWAY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

GUILFORD COUNTY, N. C. 
N.- 
SEPTEMBER 26-28, 1911 

AND 

INTERMEDIATE MEETINGS 



UOFTIN 4 CO., PRINTtRS, 
CA$TONIA, N C. 



ADJOURNED MEETINGS. 
Held in Milton, N. C, June 1st, and 6th, 1911. 



Milton, N. C, June ist, 191 1. 
The Presbytery of Orange met pursuant to adjournment. 
There being no quorum present, the Presbytery adjourned- to 
meet at the same hour and place on Tuesday, June 6th, 191 1. 

Attest: D. I. CRAIG, 

Stated Clerk. 



M11.TON, N. C, June 6, 191 1. 

Orange Presbytery met in the Milton Church on Tuesday, 
June 6, 191 1, at 10 o'clock, a. m. according to adjournment. 

Members present: Rev. R. M. Williams, Moderator, Rev. 
D. I. Craig, D. D.; Rev. P. H. Gwynn; and Elders, D. M. 
Hines, of the Milton Church; T. Y. Chandler, of the Yancey- 
ville Church, and H. W. Hagerman, of the Gilead Church. 

The meeting was opened by a hymn and with prayer by the 
Moderator, Rev. R. M. Williams. 

Rev. T. C. Ellers, of the M. E. Church, South, being pre- 
sent, was invited to sit as a visiting brother and introduced to 
Presbytery. 

The Presbytery then proceeded to the examination of 
Licentiate N. R. Claytor with a view to his ordination, and of 
his installation as pastor of the Milton Church. 

Mr. Claytor was examined, in order, on Experimental 
Religion, on Philosophy, on Theology, on Church History, 
on Church Government, on the Sacraments, and on the 
Hebrew and Greek Languages. All of these examinations 
were conducted separately, and sustained as satisfactory parts 
of trial. 



56 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



Mr. Claytor then preached a sermon on the text, assigned^ 
Mark i -.^0-4.1. 

The sermon, after favorable criticisms by the Presbytery, 
was sustained as a satisfactory part of trial. 

The examination as a whole was then sustained as satis- 
factory. 

The Presbyter}^ then proceeded to the Ordination of the 
Candidate; whereupon the Moderator propounded the Con- 
stitutional questions, which being answered in the affirmative, 
the Presbytery did solemnly set apart Licentiate Numa Reid 
Claytor to the full work of the Gospel ministr}^ by prayer and 
the laying on of the hands of the Presbytery, after the 
Apostolic example. 

At the same time, Mr. Claytor, having accepted a call from 
the Milton Church and both he and the church having 
answered in the affirmative, the proper questions propounded, 
he was duly installed pastor of the Milton Church. 

Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D. then delivered a charge to the pastor 
and Rev. P. H. Gwynn delivered a charge to the Congregation, 
ahe-r which the new pastor was warmly welcomed by the 
congregation. 

A certificate of dismission from the West Lexington Presby- 
tery dismissing Rev. H. H. Cassady to this Presbytery, was 
received and after a satisfactory examination according to the 
Book of Church Order, Mr. Cassady was received and enrolled 
as a member of Orange Presbytery. 

Calls for the pastoral services of Rev. H. H. Cassady from 
the Yanceyville, Griers. Bethesdaand Pleasant Grove Churches 
were presented, found in order, placed in his hands, and 
accepted by him. 

A committee was appointed, consisting of Rev. Carl Barth, 
Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D. and Elder D. M. Hines to install 
Rev. H. H. Cassady, pastor of the Yanceyville, Griers and 
Pleasant Grove Churches at a time in the near future to be 
agreed upon by the parties concerned. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



57 



A committee was also appointed, consisting of Rev. D. I. 
Craig, D. D., Rev. N. R. Clay tor and Elder R. W. Morphis, 
to install the Rev. H. H. Cassady, pastor of the Bethesda 
church at a time to be agreed upon by the parties concerned. 

Likewise a committee was appointed, consisting of Rev. D. 
I. Craig, D. D., P. H. Gwynn, and Elders D. M. Hines and 
T. Y. Chandler to install Rev. N. R. Claytor, pastor of the 
Red House Church on the First Sunday in August next, if the 
way be clear. 

The Presbytery then united in singing a hymn and after a 
prayer by the Rev. P. H. Gwynn, adjourned to meet in regular 
session in the Midway Church on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 191 1, at 
3 o'clock p. m. 

R. Murphy Williams, 

Moderator. 

Attest: D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



58 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-THIRD SESSIONS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN THE 

Midway Presbyterian Church 

Guilford County. N. C. 

SEPTEMBER 26-28, 1911 



Midway Church, Sept. 26, 1911. 

Orange Presbytery met in its 283rd regular sessions, in the 
Midway Presbyterian Church, Guilford Co., N. C, on Tues- 
day, Sept. 26, 1911 at 3 o'clock p. m. 

The opening sermon was preached by Rev. R. M. Williams, 
retiring moderator, on the text — "The wind bloweth where 
it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not 
tell whence it cometh or whither it goeth. So is everj^ one 
that is born of the Spirit." — John 3:8. 

After the sermon the Presbytery was called to order by the 
Moderator, Rev. R. M. Williams, and was opened with prayer 
by Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D. 

The roll was called by the Stated Clerk and the following 
Ministers and Ruling Elders answered "present", or were en- 
rolled during the session. 

Ministers Ruining EIvDErs ' Churches 

D. I. Craig, D, D. R. W. Morphis Reidsville 
C. W. Robinson 

E. C. Murray, D. D.— 2 J. H. White— 2 Graham 



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59 



J. W. Goodman 


H. L. Cannon 


Midway 




J A. Rankin 


Buffalo 




H, M. Joyce 


Danbury 


C. E. Hodgin 


E. J. Davis — 2 


Westminster 


B. W. Mebane, D. D. 


E. C. Turner 


Hawfields 




T. A. Morrow 


Bethlehem 


E. R. Leyburn, D. D. 






S. M. Rankin 






J. S. Morrow 






H. S. Bradshaw 






Donald Mclver 






R. M. Williams 


J. G. Foushee 


Church of Covenant 


Melton Clark 


W. S. Moore 


Greensboro — ist 


J. A. Gilmer 


W. F. Carter 


Mt. Airy 


Neal h. Anderson, D. D. 


E. L. Anderson 


Winston — ist 


W. 0. Sample 


E. C. Murray 


Cross Roads 




A, G. Garrison 


Stony Creek 


Carl Barth 






J. A. Wilson 


D. H. Coble— 2 


Alamance 




A. C. Denny 


Bethel 


A. S. Caldwell 


W. C. Herndon 


High Point 


W, S. Wilhelm 






F. M. Hawley 


J. T. Dick— 2 


Mebane 


W. T. Thompson, Jr. 






W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr. 






N. R. Claytor 


W. G. Smith 


Red House 




W. J. Allen 


Gilead 


H. H. Cassady— 2 


T. Y. Chandler 


Yanceyville 




T. C. Neal— 2 


Bethesda 



Twenty-five Ministers and twenty-two Ruling Elders were 
present. 

The following Ministers were absent: B. B. Palmer, R. W. 
George, Dr. E. H. Harding, R. Wharton, P. H. Gwynn, 
and M. McG. Shields. 

Rev. H. S. Bradshaw was elected Moderator by acclamation 
and the Rev. Messrs. Carl Barth and F. M. Hawley were 
elected Temporary Clerks. 

The Minutes of all intermediate meetings were read for in- 
formation, and referred to the Permanent Committee on the 
Printed Minutes. 



6o 



Minutes of Orangk Presbytery 



The hours for the daily sessions were fixed as follows. 
From 9:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m. From 2 p. m. to 5 p. m. 
From 8 p. m. to adjourn at will. 

Special Orders for Wednesday were fixed as follows: Hear 
Mr. Hill in the interest of the Orphan's Home at 10 o'clock, 
a. m. Dr. T. W. I^ingle in the interest of Davidson College 
at 10:30 a. m. Devotional Exercise at 11 a. m. Sermon by 
Dr. Anderson at 11:30 a. m. Missionary Conference at 3 p. 
m. and the Committee on Assembly's Home Missions im- 
mediately after the Conference. 

Rev. Messrs. T. W. Lingle, of Concord Presbytery, J. L. 
Yandle, of Transylvania Presbytery (U. S. A.) and J. M. 
Bowens, of the N. C. Classis, Reformed Church, were invited 
to sit as Corresponding Members and introduced to Presbytery. 

The Presbytery then took recess until 8 o'clock p. m. 

FIRST DAY— Evening Session. 

Midway Church, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1911. 

Presbytery met at 8 o'clock p. m. together with a congre- 
gation. 

A sermon was preached by Rev. J. A. Gilmer, on the text — 
"So, when they dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, 
Son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto 
him, Yea, Lord: Thou knowest that I love thee. He saith 
unto him. Feed my lambs." — John 21:15. 

After the sermon the Presbytery adjourned with prayer by 
Rev. Carl Barth until to-morrow morning at 9:30 o'clock. 

SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Midway Church, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1911. 

Presbytery met at 9:30 o'clock a. m. and devotional exercises 
were conducted by Ruling Elder W. F. Carter. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



6i 



The Minutes of yesterday's sessions were read, corrected 
and approved. 

Rev. H. H. Cassady and Elder J. G. Foushee were excused 
for tardiness and enrolled. 

The Moderator announced the following Standing Com- 
mittees. 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

1. On Devotionai. Exercises— Rev. ]. W. Goodman, H. E. Can- 
non, J. A. Rankin. 

2. On Calls and Supplies— Dr. B. W. Mebane, W. S. Wilhelm, 
W. T. Thompson, T. A. Morrow, A. C. Denny. 

3. On InTallaTIONS— W. F. Carter, Rev. W. B. Mcllwain, Rev. N. 
R. Clayton, A. G. Garrison. 

4. On Nominations— Dr. E. R. Leyburn, C. E. Hodgin, W. O. 
Sample, E. C. Turner, R. W. Morphis. 

5. On Minutes of the Assembly— Rev. Melton, Clark; J. A. 
Gilmer, Ed L. Anderson, W. C. Herndon. 

6. On Leave of Absence— Revs. C. W. Robinson, A. S. Caldwell. 
T. Y. Chandler, E. C. Murray 

7. On Standing Auditing Committee — H. M. Joyce, W. J. Allen, 
W. G. Smith, Rev. R. M. Williams. 

8. On Resolution of Thanks— Rev. Donald Mclver, Rev. J. A. 
Wilson, W. S. Moore. 

A legacy said to have been willed to Orange Presbytery by 
Mrs. Mann, deceased, of High Point, N. C, was reported. 
A committee consisting of Rev. A. S. Caldwell, and Elder W. 
F. Carter and W. C. Herndon, in connection with the trustees 
of Presbytery, was appointed to investigate the matter with 
power to act in the premises for the Presbytery. 

At the request of the Chairman of the Permanent Com- 
mittee on Printed Minutes, Ruling Elder W. E. Carter was 
substituted in place of Rev. H. C. Murray D. D. 

Mr. W. E. Hill, Editor of the Fatherless Ones, was heard 
in the interest of the Orphan's Home, and his address was 
referred to the Committee on Orphan's Home. 

Rev. E. C. Murray D. D. and Elders J. H. White and J. 
T. Dick were excused for tardiness and enrolled. 



62 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



The representative of Davidson College, Dr. T. W. Lingle, 
addressed the Presbytery in the interest of that institution. 
The address was referred to the Executive Committee on 
Education and Schools and Colleges. See response to the ad- 
dress in the report. 

Presbytery took recess for ten minutes. 

After recess the Presbj^ter}^ heard a sermon preached by the 
Rev. Neal h. Anderson D. D. on the text "The Church of 
the Living God" I. Timoth}^ 3:i5- 

At the close of the sermon, Presbytery took recess until 
2 o'clock p. M. 

SECOND DAY— Afternoon Session. 

Midway Church, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 19 11. 

Presbyter}^ met at 2 o'clock p. m. and resumed business. 

Rev. B. W. Mebane, D. D. tendered to Presbytery the re- 
signation of his pastoral charge, consisting of Hawfields, 
Bethlehem, Bethany and Saxapahaw churches, and requested 
that the pastoral relation be dissolved to take effect Oct. 15, 
19 II. Both Dr. Mebane and the churches were heard in 
relation to the matter, the churches except one declining to 
unite in the request, and that one doing so most reluctantly. 
After careful consideration of the matter, the pastoral relation 
was dissolved to take effect Oct. 15, 191 1, and Dr. Mebane, at 
his own request, was granted permission to labor outside of 
our bounds. Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D. was appointed to 
communicate with the churches regarding the action of Presby- 
tery and to express its sympathy in the loss of their pastor. 

Ruling Elders E. C. Murray and T. C. Neal were excused 
for tardiness and enrolled. 

According to a standing order the Nomination of Com- 
missioners to the next General Assembly was now taken up, 
and the following Commissioners were nominated: Principals, 
Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D., Rev. C. E. Hodgin, and Elders, 



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Ex-Gov. R. B. Gleim and J. A. Rankin. Alternates to the 
above in the order named, Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D., 
Rev. W. O. Sample and Elders G. W. Montcastle and J. R. 
Finley. 

Rev. J. F. Gorrell and Rev. W. F. Hollingsworth, of 
Lexington and Concord Presbyteries, respectively, were invited 
to sit as corresponding members and introduced to Presbytery. 

In lieu of a popular meeting and a sermon in the interest of 
Foreign Missions, a Foreign Missionary Conference was now 
held, Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D., Chairman, presiding. 
Earnest talks were made by Rev. Messrs. Carl Barth, Melton 
Clark, C. W. Robinson, W. T. Thompson, Jr. and Elder E.J. 
Davis. 

Immediately after the Conference, the Presb3^terial Com- 
mittee on Sj^stematic Beneficence and Apportionments, Rev. 
Neal L. Anderson, D. D., Chairman, submitted its report. 
The full consideration of this report was made a special order 
for to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock. 

Ruling Elder E. J. Davis was excused for tardiness and en- 
rolled. 

Recess was now taken until 8 o'clock p. m. 

SECOND DAY— Evening Session. 

Midway Church Wednesday, Sept., 27, 19 11. 

Presbytery met at 8 o'clock p. m. together with a congre- 
gation. A sermon was preached by Rev. F. M. Hawley on 
the text— "At evening time it shall be light."— Zech. 14:7. 

After the sermon Presbytery resumed business, and 
certificates of dismission were read and received from the 
Concord Presbytery dismissing Rev. W. F. Hollingsworth and 
from the North Carolina Classis of the Reformed Church, dis- 
missing Rev. J. L. Bowers, to unite with this Presbytery. 

These brethern were examined on experimental religion, 
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The examinations being sustained, and Mr. Bowers, having 
answered in the affirmative the questions put to c?indidates at 
their ordination, they were received and enrolled as members 
of Orange Presbytery. 

A communication was read from Rev. P. H. Gwynn, and 
he was excused for non-attendance upon this meeting. 

Rev. M. McG. Shields, Supt. of Synodical Home Missions, 
made a report through the Stated Clerk of the amount of 
money received from Orange Presbytery for Synodical Home 
Missions since the spring meeting of Presbytery. The report 
was received as information. 

The Presbytery then adjourned with prayer hy Rev. W. S. 
Wilhelm to meet to-morrow morning at 9:30 o'clock. 

THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

Midway Church, Thursday, Sept. 28, 1911. 

Presbytery met at 9:30 o'clock a. m. and devotional exercises 
were conducted by Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D. 

The Minutes of yesterday's sessions were read, corrected 
and approved. 

On motion it was ordered that when this Presbj^tery adjourns, 
it do so, to meet at the call of the Moderator during the meet- 
ing of Synod in Charlotte, N. C. in October next. 

The Special Committee to bring in a response to the address 
of Mr. W. Iv. Hill, representative of the Orphan's Home, 
submitted the following which was adopted: 

Your Committee to whom was referred the address of Mr. W. L. Hill, 
Field Agent of the Orphans Home beg to submit the following resolution: 

Resolved: — That the Presbytery was delighted to hear the favorable 
report by Mr. W. L. Hill, of the condition at our Orphanage, and that 
freedom from debt for the running expenses of the Home, may continue, 
we urge all our churches as far as possible to send regular monthly con- 
tributions to the support fund. 

ResoIvVED Second. — That all churches who have not paid their ap- 
portionments of the I600.00 pledged at the April meeting of Presby- 
tery be urged to do so at once. 

A. S. CALDWELL, Chairman. 



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The Commission to install Rev. W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr. as 
pastor of the Thomasville church made the following report 
which was received and approved: 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr. as 
pastor at Thomasville report that this duty has not been performed. At 
the request of the Session of the Church the installation was postponed 
from the date set. and a suitable time has not yet been agreed upon. 

The Commission will perform this service at the earliest date agreeable 
to the Session of that Church. 

NEAL L. ANDERSON, Chairman. 

The Committee to install Rev. N. R. Claytor, pastor of the 
Red House Church reported that duty performed on August 
6, 191 1. Rev. D. I, Craig, D. D. preached, presided, and de- 
livered a charge to the pastor, and Ruling Elder D. M. Hines 
delivered a charge to the Congregation. The report was 
received and approved. 

The Committee to install Rev. W. S. Wilhelm, pastor of the 
Eno and North Eno churches, Rev. W. O. Sample, chairman, 
made a report stating that the dut}^ had been performed. The 
report w^as received and approved. 

The report of the Committee on Systematic Beneficience and 
Apportionments was again taken up, together with a new table 
of Apportionments which was presented. Pending further 
discussion, the report and the table of apportionments went 
over for the second order of the day this afternoon. 

The Executive Committee on Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief submitted their report, including a reponse 
to the address of Dr. T. W. Lingle. The report was adopted 
and is as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND 
MINISTERIAL RELIEF. 

EDUCATION FOR THK MINISTRY. 

Orange Presbytery has under its care 20 candidates for the Ministry. 
We give below a detailed report of each candidate. 

J. M. Walker completed his second year at U. T. Seminary last spring, 
and has returned to the Seminary for his Senior year. His grades for last 
year were as follows: Church History, 93 English Bible, 95 >^ ; N. T. 



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Exegesis, 93; O. T. Bxegesis, 98; Systematic Theology, 93^2; General 
Deportment, Excellent; Absence excused, 3; unexcused, 3; Examinations 
stood all, Mr, Walker spent the summer at Aberdeen, N. C. supplying 
a group of churches in Fayetteville Presbytery, 

J. J. Murray completed his first year at U. T. Seminary last spring, and 
has returned for his second year. He was called home by sickness in his 
family before he had finished all of his examinations at the close of the 
Spring term. His grades for the Fall term were as follows: Church 
Polity, 99; Hebrew, 98; Homiletics, 100; N. T. Literature, 99; Systematic 
Theology, 94; General Deportment, Excellent; No absences. Mr. Murray 
spent the summer at Lost City, W, Va., engaged in the Home Missionary 
work of Winchester Presbytery. 

We are glad to report that Geo. W. Oldham, after a year's rest from 
study, has been restored to health, and has returned to U, T. Seminary 
his Senior year. 

C. B. Craig completed his course at Davidson College last spring, grad- 
uating with the degree of A. B. His grades for his Senior year were as 
follows: Astronomy and Meterology, 95; Bible, 99; English, 96^ ; Histoy, 
94 >^; Philosophy and Logic, 96^; Attendance, 100. Mr. Craig will spend 
one year teaching before he enters the Seminary. 

H. McG. Shields finished his course at Davidson Coliege last spring, 
graduating with the degree of A. B, His grades for his Senior year were 
as follows: Astronomy and Meterology, 85; Bible, 97)^; English, 91; 
Greek, 80; History, 83; Philosophy and Logic, 83; Attendance, 96^. 
Mr. Shields will teach this year at Dunn, N. C. and will enter the 
Seminary next fall. 

D. T. Bradshaw graduated from Davidson College last spring with the 
degree of B. S. His grades for his Senior year were as follows: As- 
tronomy and Meterology, 88 >^; Bible, 94; Economics, 74^', English, 84; 
Philosophy and Logic, 76; Attendance, 100. Mr. Bradshaw will teach this 
year in the Glade Valley school, and will enter the Seminary next fall. 

G. L. Whiteley was a member of the Junior class at Davidson College 
last year, and has returned for his Senior year. His grades for last year 
were as follows: Astronomy and Meterology, 83; English, 72^^; Greek, 
70; History, 69; Latin, 59, Philosophy and Logic, 74; Attendance, 99^. 

C. D. Whiteley was a member of the Freshman class at Davidson College 
last year, and has returned for his second year. His grades for the past 
year were as follows: Bible, 84; English, S2)4', Greek, 40)4; Latin, 64^^; 
Geometry, 64; Algebra, 22; Attendance, 96 jS^. 

J. R. Phipps was a member of the Sophomore Class at Davidson College 
last year, and has returned for his Junior year. He made the following 
grades. Bible, 65^^; English, 69^^; Greek, 60; Latin, 52^; Mathematics, 
63; Physics, 76; Attendance, 9p. 



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H. S, Turner passed successfully his work in the Sophomore class at 
Davidson College last year, and has returned to take up the work in the 
Junior class. His grades for last year were as follows: Bible, 91; 
Chemistry, go}4; English, 81; Greek, 91; Latin, 67}^; Mathematics, 90 
Attendance 100. 

R. C. White finished his Sophomore year at Davidson College last 
spring, and has returned for his Junior year. His grades for last year 
were as follows: Bible, 94 >^ ; English, 96^^; Greek, 86; Latin, 89; 
Mathematics, 93^; Attendance, roo. 

E. C. Murray, Jr. completed his work of the Freshman class at David- 
son College last spring, and has returned for his Sophomore 3'ear. His 
grades for last year were as follows: Bible, 93; English, 91^; Greek, 88; 
Latin, 84; Algebra, 84^^; Geometry, 953^; Attendance. 99^^. 

Z. V. Roberson was a member of the Freshman class at Davidson College 
last year, and has returned to take up the work of his Sophomore year. 
His grades for last year were as follows: Bible, 90; English, 92; Greek, 
80; Latin, 95; Algebra, 51; Geometry, 90; Attendance, 96. 

J. G. Walker completed his course at the University of North Carolina 
last spring, and will teach this year in the Graded School in Burlington. 
His grades for his Senior year were as follows: i Chemistry. 3; 4 English? 
2; 14 English, 4; 14 Greek, 2; 4 Philosophy, 2}^; 2 Philosophy, 3; 5 
Physics, I. 

W. L. Cooper, Jr. finished his course at the University of North Carolina 
ikst spring, and has accepted the position of Supt. of the Graded Schools 
of Mebane for the coming year. His grades for his Senior year were as 
follows: I Education, 2; 2 Education, 3; 3 English, 4; 14 English, 4; i 
Geology, 2; 14 Greek. 3; 2 Philosophy, 2//^; 5 Physics, 2j4. 

Jas. S. Cook has entered the Freshman class at Davidson College this 
fall. 

R. E. Denny taught last year in the Memphis University School, and 
will continue in the same work for the coming year. He hopes to enter 
the Seminary next fall. 

J. H. Gentry taught last year in the Glade Valley School. He returned 
to Davidson College this fall to resume his studies in the Junior class. 

We regret to report that A. T. Walker and J. D. Smith are still in feeble 
health. Neither of them will be able to pursue their work of preparation 
for the Ministry during the coming year. 

We recommend the following trial parts for Candidate J. M. Walker: 
Sermon, Rom. 8:28; Popular Lecture, Ps. 46:1-11; Greek Exegesis, Acts 
8:36-39; Latin Thesis "De libero arbitrio". 

We recommend aid to the amount of $100.00 each, or the maximum 
amount available, for the following Candidates, viz: J. M. Walker, J. J. 
Murray, Geo. Oldham, G. L. Whiteley, C. D. Whiteley, J. R. Phipps, H. 



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S. Turner, Robert C. White, Z. V. Roberson, E. C. Murray, Jr., Jas S. 
Cook, and J. H. Gentry. 

Last year it was necessary to scale the maximum aid given to our can- 
didates from $ioo.oo to $82.50 on account of lack of funds. It is probable 
that a larger number will apply for aid this than last, and unless there is 
a large increase in the contributions to this cause this year, the maximum 
amount may be reduced to $75.00 or even lower. We therefore appeal to 
the Ministers and Elders here present to make an earnest effort to bring 
their churches up to their full apportionments for this cause before the 
spring meeting of Presbytery. Only about $100.00 has been sent in from 
this Presb3'tery since April the first. 

We would call the attention of Presbytery to the fact that the Assembly 
has changed the day for special prayer for youth and presenting the claims 
of the Ministry from the first Sabbath of Nov, to the first Sabbath of 
December. We recommend that this day of special prayer be observed 
in all our churches, and also at this time the claims of this cause upon 
the liberality of God's people be presented. 

In closing this part of our report we take great pleasure in recommend- 
ing two young men for reception under the care of Presbytery as candi- 
dates for the ministry: Joseph H. Carter, of the Mt. Airy church, who 
was for several 5'ears on our roll of candidates, and whose name was 
dropped at his own request that he might enter another profession, has 
reconsidered his decision and has now fully made up his mind to enter 
the ministry, and is now at U. T. Seminary pursuing his Theological 
studies in the first year of his course. We recommend that at his own 
request his name be placed on our roll of candidates. 

We have an application from Carl Emmet Rankin asking to be received 
as a candidate at this meeting of Presbytery. We have inquired into his 
fitness as a candidate and find that he is a young man who gives promise 
of making a useful minister. He is a member of Bethel church and comes 
to us strongly endorsed by the session of his church. We heartily re- 
commend his reception as a candidate at this meeting of Presbytery. 

MINISTERIAI. REUEF, 

Annual Fund: — Of the $129,000.00 requested by the General Assembly 
for the work of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, one-half will 
be applied to the annual fund of Ministerial Relief. This fund is used to 
give aid to the 57 ministers, 146 widows, and 12 orphans who now con- 
stitute the roll of our beneficiaries, and to others who may apply for aid 
during the year. In the 215 homes now represented by our beneficiaries 
of this fund are many invalids, besides 75 little fatherless children under 
14 years of age. 

Dr. Sweets, the Assembly's efficient Secretary of this cause, writes that 
the Executive Committee "hope soon to be able to place on our rolls a 



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number of aged ministers too feeble to continue in a regular charge, but 
who could render valuable service when ph3-sically able. This is a most 
important work and would bring untold blessings to many an old 
preacher's home, and also to our Presbyteries." 

We have an application from Mrs. Christine B. Johnston, widow of the 
late Dr. F. H. Johnston who labored faithfully in this Presbytery for 
many years, requesting aid to the amount of $190.00 for one year beginning 
Oct. 1st. We recommend that this application be approved by the 
Presbytery. 

Endou^ment Fund of Ministerial relief: — We are glad to report 
that the Endowment Fund is gradually increasing, amounting now to 
11306.000.00. The Louisville Assembly unanimously adopted this request: 
"That the continuing interest of our churches be called for in behalf of 
the Endowment Fund of Ministerial Relief." 

The Assembly, however, has set no definite time for an offering for the 
Endowment Fund, and therefore the matter will now have to be taken up 
on the initiative of the individual session. We commend this cause 
especially to those churches which have not yet contributed any thing 
to this Fund. 

THE assembly's HOME AND SCHOOL. 

The last General Assembly ordered that the Home and School be con- 
tinued for the coming year as at present conducted, and appointed an ad 
interim committee to take into consideration all matters concerning the 
Home and School, in order to recommend to the next Assembl}- a per- 
manent policy as to the future of its existence and work. 

The last Assembly also ordered that no one shall be admitted to the 
privileges of the institution, except upon the recommendation of the 
Committee of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief of the Presby- 
tery in which the party resides. 

The Home and School seems now to be on probation. This Presbytery 
at its last meeting expressed its convictions in an overture to the Assembly 
that this institution should be continued as at present conducted, and 
that the privileges given to the orphans of our deceased ministers and 
the children of our missionaries should not be curtailed. There is urgent 
need that we now give expression to this same conviction by a more 
liberal support of the Home and School. The institution has a debt of 
$12,470.00 hanging over it, and when the interest on this debt became 
due some months ago there was not suflScient money on hand to pay it. 
It became necessary therefore for our Executive Committee to borrow 
$2,500.00 at the bank to pay this interest and to meet the current expenses 
during the summer. This condition of affairs emphasizes the importance 
of the December collection for Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, 
one-tenth of which will be applied to the Home and School, 



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assembly's schools and colleges. 

The General Assembly has ordered that one-fifteenth of the funds of 
Christian Education ond Ministerial Relief be applied to the work of 
Schools and Colleges. 

The Scholarship Loan Fund now amounts to $5,000.00 and it has been 
decided to begin the use of this fund next fall. Loans are to be made 
only to students prepared to enter college, and only one hundred dollars 
a year for a period of four years will be loaned to any applicant. If any 
of the members of Presbytery know of worthy young men whom they 
can heartily recommend for aid from this fund they will please refer 
them to some member of our committee. 

SYNODICAL SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES. 

The Presbytery has heard with great pleasure, Dr. T. W. Lingle's ad- 
dress on the work of Davidson College, and is gratified to hear of the 
splendid opening of the institution this fall. In response to Dr. Lingle's 
request that an apportionment be made for Davidson College and that it 
placed on the same basis as the other benevolent causes of the church, it 
is the conviction of your Committee that all the Educational institutions 
having a claim upon us for support should be placed on this basis also. 
We therefore recommend that the Committee on Apportionments be 
directed to make an apportionment of 50 cents per capita for the cause of 
Synodical Schools and Colleges, and that this fund be divided equally 
among the four institutions which have a direct claim upon us for support, 
viz: Davidson College, Union Theological Seminary, Southern Presby- 
terian College at Red Springs, and the Glade Valley High School. 

Respectfully submitted, 

iC. E. HoDGiN, Chairman. 
B. W. Mebane, 
D. McIVER. 

The Executive Committee on Presbyterial Home Missions 
submitted their report with recommendations. In connection 
with the reading of the report a Home Mission sermon was 
preached by Rev. W. F. HoUingsworth on the text— "As thou 
hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into 
the world." — John 17:18. After the sermon, the report as a 
whole was received and adopted, and is as follows: 

HOME MISSIONS. 

Your Committee would respectfully submit the following report: 
Your work is really in the best condition it has been in many years. 
We have eleven pastors and evangelists supplying twenty-eight churches 
and twelve mission points. Only one field, Ashe county, is vacant, 



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many of the churches have had revivals and large numbers have been 
added to the membership. 
I. Summary. 

1. The Cross Road's group is doing well under Rev. W. O. Sample. 
We are expecting the field to become self-supporting shortly. Stony 
Creek is repairing their building. 

2. Rev. H. H. Cassady has had a great revival at Yanceyville and 
doubled the membership of the church. He has good congregations in 
the other churches, and has opened a new^ mission point at Smith's 
school house. 

3. Rev P. H. Gwynn is supplying most acceptably Wentvvorth, 
Smyrna and Stoneville. He has recently received fourteen members at 
Smyrna. 

4. Mt. Airy Congregation hopes to be in its handsome new building 
soon. The church is in good healthy condition under rhe leadership of 
Rev. John A. Gilmer. Bro. Gilmer is also supplying Madison. 

5. Rev. W. F. Hollingsworth, the principal of Glade Valley High 
School, is supplying the churches in Alleghany county. He has a large 
and hard work, but is measuring up to it. 

6. The new church at Thomasville was opened for the first service the 
2nd Sunday of this month. The people deserve much credit for what 
they have done. The Asheboro church building has also been repaired. 
Rev. W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr. is doing faithful work. 

7. Rev. J. W. Goodman is pastor of Buffalo, and Midway and is 
supplying Danbury and is preaching at Brown Summit. Midway has re- 
cently added to its building, and has had a great revival, twenty-three 
new members were received. 

8. Rev. R. M. Williams is supplying Bessemer Avenue, giving it two 
evening services per month, and such pastoral oversight as he can spare 
from the "Church of the Covenant." 

9. Rev. J. L. Bowers has recently taken charge of the work in Stokes 
county. He has held meetings in all his churches with good results, 
having received some twenty-five new members. 

10. Rev. N. R. Claytor is doing splendid work in the Milton group. 

11. Your chairman is supplying Springwood, giving it one-third of his 
time. The church is in good condition , but we have recently sustained 
a great loss in the death of our Senior Elder Daniel P. Foust. 

II. FiNANCiAi,: — A complete financial report will be made at the 
spring meeting of Presbytery. On the present basis of work our expense 
is about $1,000, per quarter besides what we give to Synod. The total 
receipts for the last six months is only $806.86 We are now badly be- 
hind with our pastors and evangelists. The money is due them and they 
need it, we urge our pastors and sessions to raise their full apportionment 
for this important work at our very door and to raise at least half of it 
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III. Recommendations: 

1. That Rev. J. L. Bowers be employed in the Stokes county field. 

2. That Rev. R. M. Williams be asked to supply Bessemer Avenue for 
six months with two evening services per month on terms to be made by 
the Committee. 

3. The Rev. P. H. Gwynn be employed to supply Wentworth, Smyrna 
and Stoneville at $100 per year. 

4. That Rev. W. F. Hollingsworth be employed for the Alleghany 
county group. 

5. That the Home Mission Committee be authorized to sell the Snow 
Hill church property and apply the proceeds of the sale to the erection 
of a manse at Asbury. 

6. That the Presbytery agree to pay one-half of the expense of re- 
covering the Danbury church building if the church will raise the other 
half. 



The Permanent Committee on the Printed Records of 
Presbytery, and also on the written Minutes of intermediate 
meetings especially referred to them, made the following report 
which was adopted: 

The Permanent Committee on the Printed Records of Presbytery 
reports: 

That it has examined the Printed Minutes of the Spring Meeting of the 
Presbytery together with the adjourned meeting held in Greensboro, 
May 22, 191 1, and finds them correct and in order and recommends that 
they be made the Official Records of the Presbytery. 

Your Committee has also considered carefully the Written Minutes of 
June ist and June 6th, 191 1 at Milton, N. C. We recommend that the 
questions of controversy be waived and that the Minutes of June ist read 
as follows: 

Milton, N. C, June i, 191 1: — "The Presbytery met pursuant to adjourn- 
ment. There being no quorum present, the Presbytery adjourned to 
meet at the same hour and place on Tuesday, June 6, 191 1." 



The time and place for the next stated meeting was taken 
up, and the Presbyterian Church at Burlington, N. C. was 
chosen as the place and the time was fixed for Tuesday, April 
16, 1912 at 8 o'clock p. m. 

Presbytery took recess until 2 o'clock p. m. 



S. M. Rankin, Chairman. 



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THIRD DAY— Afternoon Session. 

Midway Church, Thursday, Sept. 28, 1911. 

Presbytery met at 2 o'clock p. m, and resumed business. 

The Executive Committee on Assembly Home Missions, 
submitted the following report and recommendation which 
were adopted: 

ASSEMBLY HOME MISSIONS. 

In making its report on Assembly Home Missions the Presbyterial 
Committee desire to call attention to the consummation of the plans for 
the consolidation of the Assembly's Committees on Home Missions and 
Colored Evangelization. 

The purpose and scope of work of the consolidated Committees are 
admirably set forth in the following official statement: 

"The Executive Committee of Home Missions is the General Assem- 
bly's agency for looking after the needs of the weaker Presbyteries, and 
the exceptional and dependent populations within our borders. 

**The field of operations of the Assembly's Committee has grown 
from year to year until it reaches almost every Synod in the Church. 
It embraces the work in the mountains, among the Indians, the Negroes, 
the people of foreign speech, and the unchurched regions in the West." 

This work is divided into four great departments, as follows: Church 
Erection, Mission Schools, Sustentations, Evangelistic. 

For this work the Committee represent as its minimum requirement 
for this year the sum of $190,000, or 21 per cent of the total asked for by 
the Assembly. To this should be added $roo,ooo asked for as a Semi- 
centennial Church Building Fund. 

The Presbytery of Orange's apportionment for this cause exclusive of 
the Centennial Fund is $4,962, which has been distributed among the 
churches by the Committee on apportionment. 

Your Committee call special attention to the fact that the receipts for 
this Cause under the new scheme collections are below similar receipts 
for the same period last year, and this notwithstanding the fact that the 
Committee has assumed additional responsibility for the work of Colored 
Evangelization. 

We recommend that the Session of each Church which has adopted 
the new schedule of collections see to it that this cause receive the full 
21 per cent of Assembly cause contributions as recommended by the 
Assembly itself. It is further urged that every Session put into effect 
the plan for an Every Member Canvass for these causes in its congrega- 
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The needs of homeless churches and newly organized congregations 
are so imperative that the call for the Church Building fund should re- 
ceive the cordial and generous support of all our churches. 

Perhaps the greatest of all needs is represented b}' the call for the 
awakening of the spirit of evangelism among the churches. The num- 
ber of additions on profession of faith last year was less than eight for 
every ordained minister, only four for every organized charch, while 
nearly seventeen hundred churches report not a single addition to their 
rolls by conversion. The total number of additions for 1910-11 were less 
than the members received seventeen years ago, and this notwithstand- 
ing the large increase in the church membership during that period. 

Your Committee recommend that the Presbytery appoint some minis- 
ter to preach a sermon on this subject for the awakening of ai spirit of 
Evangelism in the church at large, at the Spring meeting of Ptesbytery. 

Neai, L. Anderson. Chairman. 

The retiring Moderator, Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, was ap- 
pointed to preach the sermon called for in the above report. 

The Standing Committee on the Minutes of the General 
Assembly, Rev. Melton Clark, chairman, made a report which 
was received and placed on the Docket for the spring meeting. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made the following semi-annual 
report, which was approved and filed. 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY FROM 
APRIL I TO SEPTEMBER i, 1911. 



Bal. 4-1. '11 Receipts Disbursements Bal. 9-1 





1 964 23 


$ 964.23 


$ 




1,572.73 


1,572.73 






153.22 


153-22 




Christian Education and Ministerial 








Relief 


187.98 


186.13 


1.85 


Ministerial Education 


47.85 


44.18 


3-77 




146.41 


146.41 




Schools and Colleges 


75-30 


75.30 




Assembly's Home and School . . . 


24.15 


22.15 


2.00 




245.43 


245.43 




Publication and S. S. Missions . . . 


40.61 


38.24 


2.37 




35.98 


35.98 




Glade Valley School 


281.35 


281.35 






213.75 


336.17 


6.55 



Totals I128.97 $3,988.99 $4,101.42 $16.54 

'Balance in Bank of Alamance, $16.54. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. C. Murray, Treasurer. 



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The following resolution was adopted: Resoi^vED — That 
all the churches be urged to remit at once, at least one-half of 
the apportionments for the Presbyterial Fund, due in the 
spring of 191 2. 

A communication from the Rev. Dr. C. G. Vardell, President 
of the Southern Presb3^terian College, giving information 
touching the splendid opening of the present term, with 236 
boarders enrolled, and others waiting for vacancies to occur. 
There are 29 girls present from Orange Presbytery, etc. The 
report was received as information. 

The Standing Committee on Nominations made the following 
report which was adopted. 

The Committee on Nominations begs leave to make the following 
report: 

1. We recommend that E. C. Murray, D. D., D. Mclver, Mr. J. H. 
White and Mr. R. W. Scott, whose term as Trustee of Southern Presby- 
tery College and Conservatory of Music expire this fall, be re-elected for 
another term. 

2. That the following members constitute the Board of Trustees of the 
Glade Valley High School; 

Rev. S. M. Rankin, 1914. 
Rev. A. M. Scales, 1914. 
Rev. E. R. Leyburn, 1912. 
Rev. McBride Holt, 1913. 
Rev. J. Lindsay Patterson, 1913. 
Rev. A. W. McAlister, 1914. 
Rev. Thos. B. Finley, 1912. 
Rev. W. F. Carter, 1913. 

Rev. Neal L. Anderson, 1912. f 

3. That Mr. E. J. Davis be substituted for Mr. J. M. Rogers as chair- 
man of the Laymen's Missionary Movement for the Presbytery, and as a 
member of the Presbytery's Executive Committee of Foreign Missions. 
(This is done at Mr. Rogers own request). 

4. That the name of Mr. E. P. Wharton be substituted for Mr. Mc- 
Bride Holt on Committee of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 

5. That the Committee of Orphan's Home be constituted as at present 
except that Rev. W. T. Thompson, Jr., be chairman of Committee instead 
of Rev. A. S. Caldwell. 

6. That as the Presbytery has elected Dr. E. C. Murray, treasurer, the 
following gentlemen constitute the Auditing Committee: H. W, Scott, 
and Lynn B. Williamson. 



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7. That the following ministers be added to the Examining Committees: 
([) Rev. Josh M, Bowers added to Committee on Geography and 

History. 

(2) Rev. F. M. Hawley added to Committee on Latin and Greek, etc. 

(3) Rev. W. T. Thompson, Jr. added to Committee on Greek, Hebrew 
and Logic. 

(4) Rev. W. B, Mcllwaine added to Committee on Mathematics and 
Physic, Science. 

(5) Rev. W. F. Hollingsworth added to Committee on Mental and 
Moral Philosophy. 

(6) Rev. W. S. Wilhelm added to Committee on Church History. 

8. That other committees remain unchanged. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward R, Leyburn, 

Chairman. 

The Standing Committee on Installations made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted. 

We recommend that the program for the installation of Rev. 
H. H. Cassady be changed to read as follows: At Yancey ville 
and Bethesda churches, by a committee consisting of Rev. 
Carl Barth, Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D. and Elder D. M. Hines. 
At Griers and Pleasant Grove churches, by a committee con- 
sisting of Rev. N. R. Claytor, Rev. W. S. Wilhelm and Elder 
Dr. S. A. Malloy. 

The time and the parts of service, in each case, to be agreed 
upon by the parties concerned. 

On motion Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D. was requested to 
formulate a communication expressing Presbytery's ap- 
preciation of the labors of Mr. J. M. Rogers as chairman and 
Representative of the Laymen's Missionary Movement in 
Orange Presbytery. 

The hour now arrived to hear Rev. W. F. Hollingsworth 
in the interest of the Glade Valley High School. He addressed 
the Presbyery at length and received marked attention, touch- 
ing the condition, needs and prospects of the school. At the 
close of the address a formal vote of thanks was extended to 
him for the information. 



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77 



The report of the Committee on Systematic Beneficience and 
Apportionments was again taken up and discussed. Both, 
the report as a whole and the Table of Apportionments, 
were adopted. The report is as follows— See Table in the 
Appendix. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SYSTEMATIC BENEFICENCE AND 
APPORTIONMENTS. 

The Chairman and several members of the Committee on apportion- 
ment met at the inter-Committee conference in Montreat the latter part 
of July. At this meeting the Committee received a report from the 
Synodical Committee on Systematic Beneficence recommending that the 
several Presbyteries in the Synod accept the per capita basis of $3.25 for 
the Assembly causes, as the basis for the Presbyteries in this Synod. 

On motion the Presbyterial Committee adopted this recommendation, 
and submit herewith a table of apportionments on this basis, prepared 
by the Treasurer of the Presbytery, Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., in accor- 
dance with the plan for such apportionments formerly approved by this 
Presbytery. 

On the basis of the Assembly's per capita schedule the amount required 
of Orange presbytery for the Assembly causes is ^23,627.00, distributed 



as follows: 

Foreign Missions, 60 per cent $14,833 

Assembly Home Missions, 21 per cent 4,962 

Education, 14 per cent 3, 309 

Publication and Sunday Schools, 4 per cent 954 

Bible Cause, i per cent 236 



In order that the Table might be complete the Committee have includ- 
ed the amounts needed for other causes. These figures for the Assembly 
causes are prepared on the basis of the Assembly Minutes of iqto, in 
accordance with the instructions of the Assembly's Committee. 

The Committee desire to call attention to the fact that the amount 
apportioned Foreign Missions falls far short of the proportion assigned 
this Presbytery. Inasmuch, however, as the gifts of the Churches to 
this cause last year, exceeded by several thousand dollars the amount of 
the apportionment of the Assembly it was believed that it was not 
necessary to disturb the Presbyterial plan of apportionments by increas- 
ing the amount of Foreign Missions to the full apportionment provided 
in the Assembly's plan. 

The Committee desire to call special attention to the importance of the 
adoption of the new schedule by all our Churches, so that with the be- 
ginning of the new ecclesiastical year, when the above apportionment 



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goes into effect all our congregations may be in line with the plan and 
policy of the Assembly. 

The Committee desire to call special attention to what it regards as the 
essential feature of the new policy, namely the Every Member Canvass 
for all the causes of Beneficence. Only by faithful efforts on the part of 
every Session to secure gifts from all the members of the congregation 
can we hope to approximate the amounts apportioned for the coming 
year. 

The Committee would emphasize the importance of securing the active 
service of the Boards of Deacons in carrying into effect the work of 
Beneficence, and should call attention again to the constitutional obliga- 
tions of the Diaconate for the beneficences of the Church. Wherever 
Missionary Committees are appointed, it should be clearly understood 
by the congregations and the Deacons that the responsibility for the col- 
lection and distribution of these funds rests upon the Diaconate under 
the direction of the Sessions. 

We recommend: 

(1) That Presbytery authorize the Treasurer to make his accounts, 
after April ist, 1912 conform to the Assembly's plan, closing old accounts 
for Ministerial Education, Ministerial Relief, Schools and Colleges and 
Assembly's Home and School. 

(2) That Churches be urged to pay as soon as possible after the Fall 
meeting of Presbytery, one half of the apportionment for the Presbyterial 
Fund. 

(3) That the Committee be requested, if at all practicable, to arrange 
for a Conference of Elders and Deacons on this cause in February at 
such date and place as the Committee think best. 

(4) At the urgent request of the Chairman, the Committee- recom- 
mend that he be relieved from service as Chairman of the Presbyterial 
Committee of Systematic Beneficence and apportionment, and that the 
Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D , be added to the Committee as its Chairman. 

Neai. Iv. Anderson, 

Chairman. 

The Executive Committee on the Sabbath and Family 
ReHgion submitted the following report with its recommen- 
dations, which was received and adopted. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE SABBATH AND FAMILY 

RELIGION. 

Your Committee on the Sabbath and Family Religion have no report 
in detail to offer, as they did not consider it necessary to again gather 
statistics from the pastors and sessions similar to those collected last year 



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and contained in our last annual report. There has been no indication 
of any material change in the status of matters belonging in this report 
since our last report. Some indications are better, as for example, the 
successful efforts in most of our towns to curtail work to a minimum in 
our post offices on the Sabbath, and some are worse, as for example, the 
somewhat determined effort on the part of certain business enterprises 
and their sympathizers to carry on their trade on the Sabbath Day. En- 
tirely too much secular business is being done on the Lord's Day, and 
increasingly so. We fear also that the number who consider the day 
more as a holiday than a holy day is growing more numerous every year. 
As a consequence we find that our public service companies, our livery 
stables, our automobile garages and privately owned conveyances are 
being more and more taxed to their capacities to accommodate the in- 
creasing mumbers who desire to use these things not for doing the 
Lord's work, but for doing their own pleasure on God's holy day, Xhese 
facts, which seem to be indisputable, constitute a loud call to the church 
of God to cry aloud and spare not in her effort to make all see that the 
day is not properly observed when devoted to slothful ease, or selfish 
pleasure or personal gain. 

Inasmuch as our Presbytery was one of the first to overture the General 
Assembly on this matter, it is interesting to note that our last Assembly 
has instructed our Committee of Publication to publish a "Small and 
popular priced volume containing suggestions for short forms of prayers 
for family worship as'soon as the material can be assembled;" and also 
to call attention to the helps already provided in our Sabbath School 
literature. 

We recommend 

1st, That our ministers be instructed to preach on these two vital 
topics of the Sabbath and Family Religion at least once before our 
Spring meeting, 

2nd. That our pastors and sessions make a more careful effort to find 
out the relative proportion of their families who do, or do not have the 
family altar, and report to Spring meeting. 

Committee, 

J. W. Goodman 
H. S. Bradshaw 

The Executive Committee on the Bible Cause made the 
following report which was adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BIBLE CAUSE. 

In presenting our report it might be well to refresh our minds on some 
special points in connection with the American Bible Society and its 
work. The Society has been in existence since the year 1816. 

Many christian denominations join with it by their gifts in the work 



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of Bible printing and distribution. During last year, by association with 
this institution, our own denomination, participated, to some small 
degree, in the issue of 3,231,722 volumes of the scriptures. 

The Society circulates the Bible in more than one hundred languages. 
From the Bible house in New York were issued last year 1,608,328 
volumes, in seventy languages. From Foreign oflSces 1,623,394 volumes 
were issued. 

The expenses abroad for this work were $247,632.91; at home the ex- 
penditures for the same was ^370,034. 04. 

These figures are given for the purpose of emphasizing the enormity, 
and also the expenses, of the work the Society undertakes; and also to 
lay stress upon the Societie's need of all the assistance it seeks from the 
denominations allied with it, in its announced endeavor to put the Bible 
into the hand of every person in every land. 

We note also the marked success that has attended this endeavor. 

1, In the Foreign field the work of Bible distribution has advanced 
encouragingly. In all the Foreign Mission field a large increase of Bible 
circulation is shown. In China nearly 1,000,000,000 copies have been 
distributed. In Korea the people have considerable portions of the 
Bible in their own tongue. A new version of Bible in Porteguese is now 
in use in Brazil, 

2, We call especial attention to the work of Bible distribution in our 
own land. Our effort to overtake the distribution and to supply these 
wants in our own land has been crowned with marked success during 
the past year. 

In the accomplishment of this work 160,000 volumes of scripture have , 
been circulated through district agencies, with the additions of many 
more volumes sent out directly from the New York Bible House. By 
these means the immigrant has been met with the Bible in his own 
tongue as soon as he sets foot on our shores. 

To this increasing volume of Bible distributions we gratefully add the 
hundreds of thousands of copies which the Gideons have placed in the 
hotels of the land. 

These facts but magnify the successful endeavors of the Bible Society 
in which the many agencies, are united, to disseminate the leaven of 
Divine, to be found only in God's inspired word. 

In conclusion we note, that, in order to carry on the work this year, 
according to the Society's plan, adopted in the light of the opening op- 
portunity and the rising need, $250,000 will be required from church 
collections and auxilliary donations before March 31, 1912. 

The Presbytery of Orange contributed last year $245 to the Bible Cause 
— $33 tnore than its apportionment. 



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81 



May it not be true that we should take a more liberal hand, when the 
need is so urgent and the work so glorious ? 

Respectfully Submitted, 

H. S Bradshaw 
S. Strudwick 
D. A. White 

The Trustees of Davidson College, present, Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin and Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., made verbal reports 
which were received as information. 

A historical sketch of the Westminster Church, Greensboro, 
N. C, prepared by Mr. John C. Wharton, was read and 
ordered to be filed. The Stated Clerk was instructed to write 
to Bro. Wharton expressing the thanks of the Presbytery for 
his labor of love, and also to request the publication of the 
sketch in the Presbyterian Standard. 

Sketches of the same churches ordered for this meeting, with 
the addition of the Church of the Covenant, were continued 
until the next fall meeting. 

Reports from the Commissioners to the last Assembly were 
called for. Rev. D. Mclver and Rev. B. W. Mebane, D. D. 
reported for themselves. Rev. Melton Clark reported for Mr. 
A. M. Scales, and Rev. Dr. D. I. Craig reported for Mr. E. F. 
Hall. The reports were received as information and the 
diligence of the Commissioners commended. 

The sale of the Calah church property was again placed 
upon the docket. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made the following 
report which was approved. 

COMMITTEE ON LEAVE OF ABSENCE. 

Your Committee on Leave of Absence have granted permission to be 
absent on second day of afternoon— Elder Frank Carter, Dr. E. C. 
Murray and J. H. White. 

Third day afternoon— W. S. Wilhelm, R. W. Morphis, W. D. Mcll- 
waine, A. S. Caldwell, A. G. Garrison, E. Turner. W. C. Herndon, J. L. 
Bowers, A. C. Denney, Dr. B. W. Mebane. 

Respectfully, 

C. W. Robinson, Committee. 



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A hearty vote of thanks to the pastor and congregation of 
Midway church for their bountiful and cordial entertainment, 
was adopted by a rising vote. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to purchase for the Presby- 
tery a copy of the Revised Edition of Alexander's Digest. 

The Stated Clerk called attention to the neglected grave of 
Rev. Hugh McAden, at Red House church, "No stone of any 
kind marks the spot where this man, the first settled Presby- 
terian minister in North Carolina is buried." The Presbytery 
resolved to take steps to erect a suitable monument over his 
grave, and the Stated Clerk was instructed to request the 
Synod of North Carolina, through its Historical Committee, 
to assist in raising funds for this purpose. 

The motion was made to adjourn. The Minutes of to day's 
sessions were read and approved. The Presbytery united in 
singing the usual hymn, "Blest be the tie that binds, etc", 
and the Presbytery did adjourn, with prayer and the apostolic 
benediction by the Moderator to meet at the call of the Mode- 
rator in Charlotte, N. C. during the meeting of the approach- 
ing Synod in October. 

H. S. BRADSHAW, 

Moderator. 

Cari. Barth, \^ . 
F. M. HAWi.EY.p^°^P«^^^y Cl^^k^- 

Attest: 

D. I. Craig, 

Stated Clerk. 



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83 



DIRECTORY. 



The following is a complete Directory for the present time, having 
been amended by filling vacancies, September 191 1. 

OFFICERS. 

Moderator— Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, Hillsboro, N. C. 
Stated Clerk— Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Reidsville, N. C, 
Treasurer— Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., Graham, N. C. 

TRUSTEES. 

1. Of Presbytery— Mr. J. M. Rogers, Winston, N. C; Mr. L. B. 
Holt, Graham, N. C; Mr. R. R. King, Greensboro, N. C; Mr. A. M. 
Scales, Greensboro, N. C; Mr. J. W. Scott, Greensboro, N. C. 

2. Of Davidson Coi.t.ege— Rev. C. E. Hodgin, (Fall of 1912); Rev. 
D. I. Craig, D. D. (Fall of 1913) ; Rev. Geo. W. Watts, (Fall of 1914). 

3. Of the Southern Presbyterian Coi.i.ege and Conservatory 
OF Music. — ist Group, term one year and a half: Rev, C. E. Hodgin, 
Rev. R. M. Williams, Mr. A. M. Scales and Mr. S. Strudwick. (Fall 
of 1912. ) 

2nd group, term two years and a half; Rev. S. M. Rankin, Mr. J. B. 
Finley, Mr. E. P. Wharton and Mr. T. B. Fuller. (Fall of 1913). 

3rd group, term three years and a half; Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., 
Rev. D. Mclver, Mr. J. D. White and Mr. R. W. Scott. (Spring of 1915) . 

4. Of the Glade Valley High School — ist group, term one year; 
Rev. E. R. Layburn, D. D., Rev. Neal h. Anderson, D. D. and Mr. T. B. 
Finley. (Fall of 1912) 

2nd group, term two years; Mr. McBride Holt, Mr. J. L. Patterson and 
Mr. W. F. Carter. (FaU of 1913). 

3rd group, term three years; Rev. S. M. Rankin, Mr. A M. Scales and 
Mr. A. W. McAlister. (Fall of 1914.) 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES. 

1. Local Home Missions— Rev. S. M. Rankin, Chairman, Greens- 
boro, N. C; Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., Rev. Melton Clark, Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, Rev. J. A. Wilson, Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D., Mr. E. P. 
Wharton, Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. R. P. Richardson, Mr. J. M. Rogers. 

2. Foreign Missions— Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D., Chairman, 
Durham, N. C, Rev. Carl Barth and Mr. J. M. Rogers. 

3. Assembly's Home Missions— Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D., 
Chairman, Winston, N. C, Rev. J. A. Gilmer, Rev. C. W. Robinson and 
Elder T. J. Brown. 



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4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, Chairman, Greensboro, N. C, Rev. B. W. Mebane, D. D., Rev. 
D. Mclver, and Elder E. P. Wharton. 

5. Publication and Sabbath School Extension. — Rev. J. A. 
Wilson, Chairman, Rev. R. M. Williams, Rev. S. M. "Rankin, and 
Elders E. F. Hall and J. R. Foust. 

6. Bible Cause— Rev. S. H. Bradshaw, Chairman, Mr. S. Strudwick 
and D. A. White. 

7. Sabbath and Family Religion — Rev. J. W. Goodman, Chair- 
man, Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, Mr. S. Strudv^ick. 

8. Orphan's Home— Rev. W. T. Thompson Jr., Chairman, Rev. A. 
S. Caldwell and Mr. G. W. Montcastle. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES. 

1. Systematic Beneficence and Apportionments— Rev. E. C. 
Murray, D, D., Chairman and the Chairmen of the Executive Committees. 

2. The Printed Records of Presbytery — Rev. B. W. Mebane, 
D. D., Chairman, Rev. D. Mclver^ and Mr. W. F. Carter. 

3. IvAYMAn's Missionary Movement — Mr. E. J. Davis, Chairman 
and Representative. 

4. Auditing— Mr. H. W. Scott and Mr. L. B. Williams. 

5. Board of Visitors to Peace Institute — Rev. B, W. Mebane, 
D. D. and Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D. 

EXAMINING COMMITTEES. 

1. Geography and History— Rev. J. W. Goodman, Rev. S. M. 
i Rankin, and Rev. J. L. Powers. 

2. Latin and Greek Exercises— Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. S. M. 
Rankin and Rev. F. M. Hawley. 

3. Greek, Hebrew and Logic — Rev. Melton Clark, Chairman; 
Rev. Carl Earth, Rev. E. R. Leyburn and Rev. W. T. Thompson, Jr. 

4. Mathematics and Physical Science— Rev. C. W. Robinson. 
Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Rev. J. A. Gilmer, and Rev. W. B. Mcllwainejr. 

5. Mental and Moral Philosophy — Rev. J. A. Wilson, Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, Dr. E. H. Harding and Rev W. F. Hollingsworth. 

6. Theology— Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D. 
Rev. Melton Clark. 

7. Church History — Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D., Rev. B. W. 
Mebane, D. D., Rev. D. Mclver, and Rev. W. S. Wilhelm. 

8. Church Government and Sacrements— Rev. B. W. Mebane, 
D. D., Rev. M. N. Mclver,, Rev. H. S. Bradshaw. 

The next Stated Meeting of Presbytery will be held in the Burlington 
Presbyterian Church, North Carolina, on Tuesday, April 16, 1912 at 8 
o'clock p. M. 

D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



TABLE OF APPORTIONMENTS. 

Revised and Adopted 1911. 



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By order of Presbytery. 



D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 



ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Minutes of the Two Hundred 
and Eighty-Fourth Sessions 



1912 



Burlington Presbyterian Church 
April 16-18, 1912 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSIONS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN THE 

Burlington Presbyterian Church 

April 16-18, 1912 

AND 

Intermediate Meetings 



1912 



ADJOURNED MEETINGS. 
Held in Charlotte, N. C. During the Sessions ot Synod. 



Charlotte, N. C, Tuesday night, November 7, 191 1. 

Orange Presbytery met at the call of the Moderator in the 
rooms of the Second Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C, 
November 7, 191 1, and the meeting was opened with prayer 
by the Moderator. 

Members present: The Rev. Messrs H. S. Bradshaw, J. 
W. Goodman, C. E. Hodgin, J. A. Gilmer, S. M. Rankin, 
R. M. Williams, A. S. Caldwell, E. A. Sample, D. Mclver, 
C. W. Robinson, Carl Barth, W. T. Thompson, Jr., J. S. 
Morrow, W. S. Wilhelm, W. F. Hollingsworth, and Ruling 
"Elders W. C. Herndon, and Col. J. N. Craig. 

A Certificate of dismission was granted to the Rev. B. W. 
Mebane, D. D., at his own request, to unite with the Augusta 
Presbytery, Synod of Georgia. 

At the suggestion of the Stated Clerk, the following 
resolution was adopted — 

Resolved: That the Presbytery of Orange appoint a Permanent 
Historical Committee, composed of three members supposed to be 
interested in the history of the Presbyterian Church within its bounds, 
which shall be known as the Historical Committee of Orange Presby- 
tery. The purpose of said Committee shall be the gathering of historical 
data worthy of preservation, and of co-operating with other Historical 
Committees or Societies of the Presbyterian Church in America. 

On motion, the Snow Hill Church was dissolved, and it was 
ordered that the members of said church, if there be any, be 
transferred by name to the nearest Presbyterian Church to 
them prior to the sale of the church property. 

On motion, special evangelistic powers were granted to the 
Rev. W. F. Hollingsworth in Alleghany County. 



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It was ordered that an adjourned meeting of Orange Presby- 
tery be held in the First Church, Greensboro, N. C, on Tues- 
day, November 21, 191 1, at 2:30 o'clock p. m. 

The Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet again in the 
same place, during the sessions of Synod, at the call of the 
Moderator. 

Carl Barth, 

Temporary Clerk. 



Charlotte, N. C, Thursday, November 9, 191 1, 

Presbytery met at the call of the Moderator in the same 
place and was opened with prayer by the Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D. 

Members present: Rev. Messrs Craig, Bradshaw, Barth, 
Anderson, Wilhelm, Thompson, Wilson, Morrow, and Elder 
W. C. Herndon. 

A petition was presented by Dr. Anderson, signed by 53 
members of the First Church, Winston asking for the organi- 
zation of a Presbyterian Church in North Winston, and that 
a Commission be appointed. 

The petition was granted and pending the appointment 
of the Commission, recess was taken until 5:45 o'clock p. m. 



Presbytery met again in the same place at 5:45 p. m. 

Calls from the Hawfields and Bethlehem Churches were 
presented, for the pastoral services of the Rev. J. W. Good- 
man. The call from Hawfields for one half of his time at a 
salary of $400 and the use of a manse, and the call from 
Bethlehem for one fourth of his time at a salary of $175.00. 
These calls were received and placed upon the Docket until 
the adjournment meeting in Greensboro. 

On motion, the Treasurer, and Chairman of the Committee 
on Apportionments, Dr. E. C. Murray, was authorized to 
change the per cent of Assessments for the Presbyterial Fund, 



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93 



from I- 1 8 to 1-14, on the same basis of the present Table of 
Apportionments. 

The Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D. was elected Chairman of the 
Historical Committee for Orange Presbytery and the naming 
of the other two members was referred to the Chairman. 

The Committee appointed to install the Rev. H. H. Cassady 
at Yanceyville and Bethesda Churches, reported that duty 
performed. The report was approved. 

The meeting was closed with prayer by Dr. E. R. Leyburn 
to meet again in the same place at the call of the Moderator. 

Clar Barth, 

Temporary Clerk. 



Charlotte, N. C, Friday November 10, 191 1. 

Presbytery met in the Second Church, Charlotte, N. C, at 
the call of the Moderator and was opened with prayer by the 
Moderator. 

Members present — Rev. Messrs Bradshaw, Barth, Clark, 
Anderson, Rankin, Wilhelm, Thompson, Wilson, Williams, 
Hodgin, and Elders Herndon and McAlister. 

The following Commission was appointed to organize a 
Presbyterian Church in North Winston, if the way be clear, 
at such time in the near future as may be convenient to the 
parties concerned — Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D., Rev. 
Melton Clark, Mr. J. M. Rogers and Maj. T. J. Brown. 

The reading and approval of the Minutes for the foregoing 
adjourned meetings were deferred until the next meeting. 

The Presbytery then adjourned to meet in the First Presby- 
terian Church, Greensboro, N. C. on Tuesday, November 21, 
191 1, at 2:30 o'clock p. M. 

Carl Barth, 

Temporary Clerk 

Attest: D. I. Craig, 

Stated Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING. 
Held in Greensboro, N. C, November 21, 1911. 

Greensboro, N. C, Tuesday, November, 21, 191 1. 

Orange Presbytery met according to adjournment in Greens- 
boro, N. C. at the home of Rev. Melton Clark, on Tuesday, 
November 21, 191 1, at 2:30 o'clock p. m. 

The meeting was opened with prayer by the Moderator, 
Rev. H. S. Bradshaw. 

The Rev. J. W. Goodman was elected temporary Clerk. 

Members present: Revs. H. S. Bradshaw, J. W. Good- 
man, E. C. Murray, D. D., C. K. Hodgin, S. M, Rankin, 
J. A. Wilson, W. T. Thompson, Jr., and Elders J. A. Rankin 
and R. W. Scott. 

The Minutes of the Adjourned Meetings held in Charlotte, 
N. C, during the sessions of Synod were read, corrected and 
approved. 

The Rev. J. W. Goodman formally tendered his resignation 
as pastor of the Buffalo Church, and as Stated Supply of the 
Midway Church, and requested that the relation be dissolved, 
to take effect December i, 191 1. 

The Churches were heard through their representatives, 
and through written resolutions adopted in orderly held con- 
gregational meetings, reluctantly uniting with their minister 
in his request. 

Whereupon, the request was granted and the pastoral 
relation was dissolved. 

Calls for the pastoral services of the Rev. J. W. Goodman 
from the Saxapahaw and Bethany Churches were prssented, 
each promising a salary of $150.00 per annum for one fourth 
of his time, and for two Sabbath afternoons per month at a 
salary of $75.00 per annum, respectively. These calls to- 
gether with the calls previously presented from the Hawfields 



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and Bethlehem Churches, were found in order, placed in Mr. 
Goodman's hands, and accepted by him. 

Ths following Committees were appointed to install the 
Rev. J. W. Goodman pastor of the aforesaid churches: 

At Hawfields and Bethany, the Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, Rev. 
E. C. Murray, D. D., and Elder S. Strudwick: At Bethlehem 
and Saxapahaw, Rev. F. M. Hawley, Rev. D. Mclver and 
Elder J. Harvey White. The time and parts of service to be 
agreed upon by the parties concerned. 

The Rev. W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr. tendered his lesignation as 
pastor of the Asheboro Church, and requested that the 
relation be dissolved to take effect December i, 191 1. He 
also asked permission to return the call now in his hands 
from the Thomasville Church, and requested a Certificate of 
dismission to unite with the Presbytery of Fayette ville. 

After hearing Mr. Mcllwaine and from the Church the 
pastoral relation was dissolved and the requests granted. 

The Presbytery expressed sincere regret at losing this 
excellent young brother from its bounds. 

The Minutes were read and approved, and the Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer by Dr. E. C. Murray to meet in Bur- 
lington Presbyterian Church, on Tuesday, April 16, 191 2, at 
8 o'clock p. M. 

J. W. Goodman, 
Temporary Clerk. 

Attest: D. I. Craig, 

Stated Clerk. 



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GALLED MEETING 
Held in Greensboro, N C, March 12, 1912. 

Greensboro, N. C, March 12, 191 2. 

Orange Presbytery taet in the Smith Memorial Building of 
the First Presbyterian Church at Greensboro, N. C, March 
12, 19 1 2, under the following call of the Moderator: 

HiLLSBORO. N. C, February 29, 1912. 
Constitutional requirements complied with, Orange Presbytery is called 
to riieet in First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, at 2:30 P. m., March 
12, 1912, to examine Licentiate G. W. Lee for ordination and arrange 
for his ordination and installation as pastor of North Winston Church, 
if the way be clear. 

H. S. Bradshaw, Moderator. 
Presbytery was called to order by Dr. N. I^. Anderson, the 
last Moderator present, and opened with, prayer by Rev. 
Melton Clark. 

Present: Revs. N. L. Anderson, Melton Clark, C. E. 
Hodgin, and Elders T. J. Brown, of First Church of Winston 
and W. S. Moore, of First Church of Greensboro. 

The call for the meeting was read and found in order. 
Licentiate Geo. W. Lee was then examined on Experimental 
religion, Theology, Church Government, and the Sacraments. 
Sustained as satisfactory parts of trial. Mr. Lee then preached 
a sermon on Matthew 13:33. After criticisms by the Presby- 
tery the sermon was sustained as satisfactory. Examinations 
sustained as a whole. 

The Commission appointed to organize a Church in North 
Winston made the following report which was received and 
approved : 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION FOR THE ORGANIZATION OF 
THE NORTH WINSTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 
The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to organize a Church 
in the Northern section of the City of Winston-Salem, report that they 



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97 



met on February 29, 1912 in the Chapel built and equipped by the 
congregation of the First Presbyterian Church and in which for twenty 
years the First Church has maintained a Sunday Schaol, and for the 
past several years regular weekly preaching and prayer meeting services. 

There were present: Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D., the Moderator, 
and Messrs T. J. Brown, J. M. Rogers, J. W. Shepherd, Thos. Patterson, 
M. W. Norfleet, E. h. Anderson, George W. Maslin, George W. Lee, 
Ruling Elders of the F'irst Presbyterian Church. 

The Commission was duly constituted with prayer in the presence of 
the congregation, and the Moderator delivered a brief address setting 
forth the authority and character of the Christian Church. 

The Commition then received a petition containing tne names of one 
hundred and five members of the First Presbyterian Church, Winston- 
Salem, who had been dismissed by the Session of that Church in order 
that they might become charter members of the congregation to be 
organized. 

The names of these persons were then called by the Clerk of the 
Commission. Ruling Elder M. W. Norfleet, and as they stood in the 
presence of the congregation they entered into the solemn covenant 
required by the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States, and after prayer were set apart as a Church, constituted according 
to the faith and order of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, 
in the name of the Holy Trinity. 

The congregation then proceeded to the election of its officers, chosing 
for its Ruling Elders, Messrs E. L. Anderson, V. M. Long, and J. H. 
Gilley all of whom had previously been ordained to this office in other 
congregations. As Deacons they elected, Messrs William D. Jackson 
and H. M. Voss. 

The Commission appointed March 24th, as the date for the installation 
of the Ruling Elders elect, and the ordination and installation of the 
Deacons elect. 

Licentiate George W. Lee, who has been serving the congregation 
under the direction of the Session of the First Presbyterian Church for 
over three years was then duly elected as Pastor of the newly organized 
Church in accordance with the provisions of the Book of Church Order, 
and the Elders and Deacons elect were by vote of the congregation 
instructed to sign the Call in their behalf. 

The Commission then adjourned with singing and prayer and the 
Apostolic Benebiction to meet in the North Winston Presbyterian Church 
on March 24th, for the purpose of ordaining and installing the newly 
elected officers. 

Neai, L. Anderson, Moderator. 

M. W. Norfleet, Clerk. 



98 " Minutes of Orange Presbytery. 



The Commission reconvened on March 24th, 1912, at 8 p M. at the 
North Winston Presbyterian Church, and after a sermon by the 
Moderator installed E. L. Anderson and V. M. Long as Elders, and 
ordained and installed W. D. Jackson, and H. M. Voss as Deacons in 
the said congregation in accordance with all the pi'ovisions of the Book 
of Church Order. The Moderator reported that J. H. Gilley, Ruling 
Elder elect, had removed beyond the bounds of the congregation 

By a formal vote the Congregation selected ' North Winston Presby- 
terian Church" as the name of the new organization. 

Commission adjourned with singing, prayer and the Apostolic 
Benediction. 

NeaIv L. Anderson, Moderator. 

G. W. Maswn, Clerk pro tem. 

A call from the North Winston Church for the pastoral 
services of Geo. W. Lee, promising a salary of $300 per year, 
was presented. The call was found in order and placed in 
hands of Mr. Lee, and was accepted by him. The following 
Commission was appointed to ordain and install him in the 
North Winston Church on March 31, 1912, at 8 p. m. Rev. 
N. L. Anderson to preside and propound the constitutional 
questions, Rev. Melton Clark to preach and charge the people, 
and Rev. J. A. Gilmer to charge the pastor. Elder T. J. 
Brown, of Winston First Church, and Elder E. L. Anderson, 
of the North Winston Church were also appointed on the 
Commission. Rev. W. T. Thompson alternate to Rev. Melton 
Clark and Rev. C. E. Hodgin alternate to Rev. J. A. Gilmer. 

Presbytery then adjourned with singing and the Apostolic 
Benediction. 

C. E. Hodgin, 
Temporary Clerk. 

Attest: D. I. Craig, 

Stated Clerk. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery. 99 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSIONS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN THE 

Burlington Presbyterian Church 

April 16-18, 1912. 



Burlington, N. C, Tuesday, April 16, 191 2. 
Orange Presbytery convened in the Presbyterian Church, 
Burlington, N. C, on Tuesday, April 16, 1912, at 8 o'clock 
p. M.. and the meeting was opened with a sermon by the 
retiring Moderator, Rev. S. H. Bradshaw, on the text. Acts 
13-38-39. I^he subject of this sermon on "The Awakening of 
the Spirit of Evangelism," was by appointment of the Pres- 
bytery. After the sermon the Moderator called the Presby- 
tery to order and opened the same with prayer. 

The following members answered to the roll-call, or were 
afterwards enrolled. 



MINISTERS. 

D. I. Craig, D. U. 

B. B. Palmer, Col. 2. 

C. W. Robinson 

E. C. Murray, D. D. 
J. W. Goodman, 2. 



C. E. Hodgin, 2. 

E. R. Leyburn, D. D. 



RULING EI.DERS. 
R. W. Morphis 



C. C. Thompson 
J. S. Gibson 
T. a. Morrow 
J. H. Dixon 
G. T. Williamson, 
E. P. Wharton, 2 



CHURCHES. 
Reidsville 



Graham 

Hawfields 

Bethlehem 

Bethany 

Saxapahaw 

Westminster 



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S. M. Rankin 
J. S. Morrow. Col. 
H. S. Bradshaw 
Donald Mclver 
R. M. Williams, 2. 
Melton Clark 
J. A. Gilmer 

Neal L. Anderson, D. D, 
W. O. Sample 

M. McG. Shields, 2. 
Carl Barth 

W. S. Wilhelm 



F. M. Hawley, 2. 
W. T. Thomyson, Jr. 
N. R. Clator 
H. H. Cassady, 2. 
W. F Hollingsworth, 
J. L. Bowers 
Geo. W. Lee 
J. L. Yandell 



Albert Ingle 

W. E. Kirkland, 2. 
J. M. Browning 

J. W. Scott 
W. T. Chambers 
E. L. Anderson 
W. B. Sellars 
J. H. Tarpley. 2. 



J. A. Allison 
D. Thompson 
M. L. Efland 
C. A. McDade 
H. O. Jole 
F. C. Robbins 
Henry Field 
Dr. J. F. Badgett 



H. C. Linthicum 
W. C. Rankin 
W. H. McLean 
W. C. Herndon 
A. C. McAlister 
J. A. Rankin 
A. T. Whitsett 
R. H. Smith 



Spring wood 

New Hope 
Burlington 

Greensboro, ist. 
Madison 
Winston, ist. 
Cross Roads 
Sloney Creek 



Little River 

Fairfield 

Efland 

North Eno 

Mebane 

Lexington 

Roxboro 

Bethesda 



Durham, 2nd. 
Alamance 
Bethel 
High Point 
Asheboro 
Bufi^alo 
Midway 
Dan River 



Twenty-seven Ministers and 31 Elders were in attendance. 
Six Ministers were absent, and forty-two churches were not 
represented. 

The Rev. W. T. Thompson, Jr. was elected Moderator by 
acclamation, and the Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., and Rev. G. 
W. Lee were elected Temporary Clerks. The Rev. J. W. 
Goodman was afterwards elected to take the place of Mr. Lee. 

The Minutes of all intermediate meetings, not previously 
read and approved, were read and approved. 

The Commission appointed to ordain and install the Rev. 



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Geo. W. Lee pastor of the Second Church, Winston, N. C, 
made the following report which was approved, and Mr. Lee 
was enrolled as a member of Orange Presbytery. 

REPORT OF COMMISSION FOR THE ORDINATION AND IN- 
STALLATION OF REV. GEORGE W. LEE. 

The Commission appointed to ordain and install Licentiate George W. 
Lee as pastor of the North Winston Presbyterian Church, report that 
they discharged that duty on Sabbath evening, March 21, 1912, in the 
North Winston Church. 

There were present: Rev, Messrs Melton Clark, H. A. Gilmer, and 
Neal L. Anderson, and Ruling Elder T. J. Brown, of the Winston First 
Church and Ruling Elder E. L. Anderson, of the North Winston Church. 

Rev. Neal L. Anderson presided, propounded the constitutional 
questions, and in the absence of Rev. Melton Clark, who was called 
away before the close of the service, charged the people. The sermon 
was preached by the Rev. Melton Clark, and the charge to the pastor 
delivered by Rev. J. A. Gilmer. 

The business of the Commission was discharged in accordance with all 
the provisions of the Book of Church Order. 

Nkai, L. Anderson, Moderator. 

E. L. Anderson, Clerk. 

The hours for the daily Sessions were fixed for 9 A. m. to 
12. From 2:30 p. M. to 5. From 8 p. m. to adjournment. 

■ It was announced and so ordered that the Presbytery would 
hear the Rev. W. T. Walker, Superintendent of the Orphan's 
Home, tomorrow morning at 9:45 o'clock, and that the Rev. 
Melton Clark would preach at 11 o'clock. 

Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by Rev. S. M. 
Rankin to meet tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. 

SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Burlington, N. C, Wednesday, April 17, 1912. 

Presbytery met at 9 o'clock A. m. The devotional exercises 
were conducted by the Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D. 

The follo\ying members were excused for tardiness and 
enrolled: Rev. B. B. Palmer, and Elders W. C. Herndon, 



I02 Minutes of Orange Presbytery, 



J. A. Rankin, and J. H. Dixon. Rev. B, B. Palmer was 
excused for absence from the last meeting. 

The Minutes of last nights Session were read and approved. 

The Moderator announced the following Standing Com- 
mittee: 

Devotional Exercises— Rev. Donald Mclver, J. M. Browning. 

CaIvLS and Supplies— S. M.. Rankin, G. W. Lee, J. S. Gibson, W. 
T. Chambers, J. C. McLean. 

Installations— R. M. Williams, M. L. Efland, T. C. Rankin. 

Minutes of Assembly— Carl Barth, C. E. Hodgin, T. C. Robbins. 

Minutes of Synod— Melton Clark, D. Thompson, J. S. Allison. 

Sessional Duties- C. W. Robinson, J. L. Bowers, C. C. Thompson. 

Systematic Beneficence— J. C. Gilmer, Dr. Badgett, E. L. Ander- 
son. 

Women and Young People's Societies— W. O. Sample, R. Murphy 
Williams, W. C. Rankin. 

Sessional Records — 
(a) f E. P. Wharton (b) f W. H. McLean (c) f H. H. Cassady 
] H. Fields ■{ T. A. Morrow \ J. S. Morrow 

L W. B. Sellars [ J. F. Tarpley [ A. T. Whitsett 

Nominations— C. E. Hodgin, N. L. Anderson, E. R. Leyburn, T. A. 
Morrow, Albert Ingle. 

Leave of Abseece— N. R. Claytor, R. H. Smith. 

Standing Auditing Committee— J. W. Scott, H. C. Linthicum. 

Resolution of Thanks— F. M. Hawley. 

Sunday School Committee — Rev. J. L. Yandell, W. E. Kirkland, 
H. O. Jobe. 

The Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., of Fayetteville Presbyter}^ 
and the Rev. Theodore Hunter, of Charleston Presbytery, 
were invited to sit as Corresponding Members and introduced 
to Presbytery. 

The Stated Clerk, Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., announced that 
he had just heard of the sudden death of his brother, Mr. 
Milton E. Craig, of Durham, N. C, and asked to be excused 
from further attendance upon this meeting. The request was 
granted, and as a token of deep sympathy expressed, for Dr. 
Craig, the Presbytery was led in prayer by the Rev. Melton 
Clark. The Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, pastor of the deceased, 
was also excused from further attendance on this meeting. 



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The annual report of the Trustees of Davidson College 
was read and received as information. 

The resignation of the Rev. J. A. Wilson, as pastor of the 
Alamance and Bethel Churches, was read, asking that the 
pastoral relation be dissolved, owing to continued bad health. 
The churches most regretfully joined in the request, and the 
relation was dissolved, and Bro. Wilson was granted permis- 
sion to ^abor out of our bounds if the wa}^ be clear and if he so 
desires. The Stated Clerk was directed to write him a letter 
of sympathy in behalf of the Presbytery. 

The Rev. P. H. Gwynn was excused from attendance upon 
this meeting of Presbytery, also the Rev. A. S. Caldwell. 

A portion of a letter from the Secretary of the Board of 
Trustees of Davidson Colleges to the Stated Clerk was read 
and referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

The Rev. W. T. Walker, Superintendent of the Orphan's 
Home, was now heard in the interest of the Home. His 
address was referred to the Permanent Committee on Orphan's 
Home. 

The following report and Overture from the Woman's 
Missionary Union was received — the report was approved, 
the Constitution was referred to the Committee on Foreign 
Missions, and the request for a Permanent Committee on 
Woman's Work was granted and referred to the Nominating 
Committee. The report and Overture are as follows: 



Amounts reported through Union. 

Foreign Missions $4,397 84 

Home Missions 1,2 [6. 00 

Aid and Union 2.368.51 

Children's Bands 5oo-37 



Total amount reported $8,482.72 

To the Presbytery of Orange. 



We, the Woman's Missionary Union of Orange Presbytery, herewith 
submit for your approval a copy of our revised Constitution and By-laws; 
also a brief report of work done during the past year; and we would 
respectfully Overture Presbytery to appoint a Permanent Committee on 
Woman's Work, and that the Rev. W. T. Thompson, Jr., of Lexington, 
be made its Chairman. 

Miss Minnie Fiei^d, Sec. 
Mrs. E. C. Murray, Pres. 



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Testimonials from the Session of the Bethel Church in favor 
of Mr. Kenneitt Whittington, recommending him as a suitable 
person as a candidate for the ministry, were received. Mr. 
Whittington was duly examined, and received under the care 
of Orange Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry. 

Several applications for the services of Stated Supplies were 
received and referred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

A request from Springwood Church for two services per 
month instead of one, from her present Stated Supply, was 
referred to the Home Mission Committee with recommenda- 
tion that the request be granted if the way be clear. 

The following members were excused for tardiness and 
enrolled: Dr. E. R. Leyburn, Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. R. 
M. Williams, and Elders A. C. McAlister and E. P. Wharton. 

It was ordered that Presbytery hear Dr. T. W. Lingle this 
afternoon at 3 o'clock in behalf of Davidson College, and Rev. 
W. F. Hollingsworth at 3:30 in behalf of the Glade Valley 
School, and at 4:15 the report on Foreign Missions. 

The Rev. Mr. Sikes of the M. E. Church was invited to sit 
as a visiting brother and introduced to Presbytery. 

The following churches asked to change the condition of 
their calls, thereby increasing their pastors salaries: — Winston 
First an increase of $600., Westminster an increase of $500. 
and Lexington an increase of $200. The request was granted. 

The Presbytery then heard a sermon by the Rev. Melton 
Clark, after which recess was taken until 2:30 p. m. 

SECOND DAY —Afternoon Session. 

Burlington, N. C, Wednesday, April 17, 191 2. 

Presbytery met at 2:30 o'clock p. m. and resumed business. 

The Rev. J. W. Goodman and Elders J. H. Tarpley. W. E. 
Kirkland, and H. O. Jobe were excused for tardiness and 
enrolled. 



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The Rev. J. h. Yandell, of Transylvania Presbytery, • 
(U. S. A.) presented a certificate of dismission to this Presby- 
tery. He was duly examined in accordance with the Book of 
Church Order and received, and enrolled as a member of 
Orange Presbyter3^ 

The following reports on Installations were received and 
approved : 

The Committee appointed to install Rev. J, W. Goodman at Hawfields 
and Bethany would report that duty performed on December 17, 1911. 
At Hawfields Rev. H. S. Bradshaw preached, Rev. E. C. Murray presided 
and charged the pastor, and Elder S. Strudwick charged the people. 
At Bethany the same order was followed, except that Dr. Murray charged 
both pastor and people. 

The Committee appointed to install Rev. J. W. Goodman 
at Bethlehem and Saxapahaw was continued to perform this 
duty on April 28, 191 2. 

The Committee to install the Rev. H. H. Cassady at 
Yanceyville and Bethesda reported that duty performed on 
October 29, 191 1, and the Committee to install Rev. H. H. 
Cassady at Griers and Pleasant Grove was continued, the duty 
not yet having been performed. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery, Dr. E. C. Murray, submitted 
his report which was read and approved. — (See Appendix.) 

The Permanent Committee on Systematic Beneficence and 
Apportionments made the following report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SYSTEMATIC BENEFICENCE 
AND APPORTIONMENTS. 

Your Committee would respectfully report that we held a Conference 
of Pastors, Elders and Deacons in the Greensboro First Church, January 
23-4, to discuss the whole subject of Systematic Beneficence and especial- 
ly the Assembly's Plan. The delegates were delightfully entertained by 
the hospitable people of that town. The attendance was very gratifying, 
37 churches being represented by 15 ministers, 47 elders and 45 deacons, 

Every phase of the subject was thoroughly discussed, not only by 
leading speakers, but by many volunteers, and the interest throughout 
was remarkable. The Committee on Resolutions drafted an elaborate 
paper explaining the plan and urging its adoption by all churches. It 
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A number of our village and country churches are adopting the 
Assembly's Plan, in whole or in part, and it seems to be working well. 

While our rule now is to have adopted in the Fall the schedule of 
Apportionments going into effect the following April, this year Presby- 
tery has been obliged to increase the assessment to the Presbyterial Fund 
since its regular Fall meeting, and we call attention to the new list in 
the Minutes of this Spring Meeting. 

The General Assembly's assessment for Mileage Fund has increased 
our average annual expense by about $125. and this can be met only by 
the churches paying in full their assessments to the Presbyterial Fund. 
We append hereto a list of the churches and their payments for the past 
year, and recommend that notices be sent by the Treasurer to delinquent 
churches. 

E. C. Murray, Chairman. 
The Rev. Dr. T. W. Lingle was now heard in the interest 
of Synodical Schools and Colleges, and subsequently the fol- 
lowing Overture was adopted and ordered to be sent up to the 
Assembly. 

To the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States in session at Bristol Tenn. May 191 2. 

Orange Presbytery would respectfully Overture the General Assembly 
to order the Committee of Publication in preparing blanks for Systematic 
Beneficence to insert a column for Synodicai, Schoot.s and Colleges 

The reason given for this Overture is that the churches in several of 
the Synods are contributing large sums of money for Synodical Schools 
and Colleges and the present blank form provides no blank column in 
which to credit these contributions. 

D. McIvER. 

E. C. Murray. 

The unfinished business of last meeting was taken up, and 
the Overture, or Amendment to the Confession of Faith, 
sent down from the Assembly in regard to the "Elect Infant" 
Clause, Chapter 10, Section 3., was considered and adopted, 
the vote being 27 to 9 in favor of the amendment. 

The Executive Committee on Foreign Missions, Rev. E. R. 
Leyburn, D. D. Chairman, submitted the semi-annual report 
which was received. 

Addresses were made by the Rev. John McEachern, on the 
Every Member Canvass plan, and by Elder A. T. Whitsett. 

The recommendations were taken up seriatim and adopted, 
and the report as a whole was adopted and is as follows: 



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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

As the reports of the churches do not get into the hands of your 
Coramittee in time to be embodied in this report, we made our complete 
statistical report of the worR of Foreign Missions in our churches at the 
Fall Meeting of Presbytery. 

We preface our recommendations by a brief statement concerning the 
work of Foreign Missions as indicated by the report of our Executive 
Committee at Nashville. 

The total number of additions by baptism reported from all our 
mission fields is 3,510, an average of about 39 to each ordained missionary. 
From every field comes the report of wider opeu doors and larger op- 
portunities and greater promises of larger harvests from the sowing of 
previous years. 

Our Foreign Mission income on this April ist crossed, for the first 
time, the half million line, reaching the total of $505,000, an increase of 
$52,500 over the previovs year. The debt on April ist. 191 1, was 
$132,000 not $121,000 as at first supposed and reported. The debt on 
April ist, 1912, the Treasurer reports is cut down to about $102,890. 

While this result is not as gratifying as could have been desired, yet 
when is is remembered that the Foreign work had outgrown the Church's 
Foreign Mission income and that for five years the debt has been 
steadily increasing, and sending out 24 new missionaries, is something 
to be thankful to God for. 

These 24 new missionaries did not increase the debt, as the total cost 
of their outfit, travel and annual expense of $1,000 apiece was provided 
for in advance. It is now the accepted policy of the Executive Com- 
mittee to send out no new missionary until his whole present and future 
cost is covered by extra gifts and pledges. Experience also proves that 
offerings for this purpose are more easily secured and gladly made than 
others. To this policy which puts the work on a solid basis the Com- 
mittee will rigidly adhere. 

We submit the following recommendations: 

I. "Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build 
it." "Thus saith the Lord God: I will yet for this be enquired of by 
the house of Israel to do it for them." We recommend that Presbytery 
devote one entire hour of its present meeting to special and united 
prayer. 

(i.) for out Foreign Mission Secretaries and Executive Committee, 
(2.) for our Laymen's Missionary Movement, 
(3.) for our Woman's Work, 

(4 ) for our missionaries, abroad and on furlough, and our mis- 
sionary volunteers. 

(5.) for the native Christians and their work, 

(6.) for China in this supreme crisis of her history, 



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(7.) For the spiritual quickening of our church that she may ex- 
tinguish the debt that hampers her progress, 

(8. ) That she may gloriously multiply her gifts and enter the open 
doors to which God is summoning her. 

(9.) That an increasing number of her choice young men and 
wemen may offer themselves for missionary service, 

(10.) That upon all our members may be poured out the spirit of 
prayer and supplication in behalf of the 25 millions for whose evangeliza- 
tion we have become responsible, 

(11.) That the oflBcial leaders of the church — our pastors, elders aud 
deacons — may be filled with the spirit of missions which is the spirit of 
Christ. 

II. We recommend that Presbytery adopt the following: 

In view of the 25 millions which our church has assumed as her 
rightful share of the non-Christian world; in view of the unspeakable, 
solemn fact that we are practically their one hope of knowing Jesus 
Christ; in view of the supreme critical condition in the Far East involv- 
ing the radical readjustment of the intellectual and spiritual relations of 
one-fourth the human family; and in view of the financial difficulties 
embarrassing the administration of our Foreign work — the Presbytery of 
Orange overtures the Synod of North Carolina. 

(i.) To devote one hour of its next meeting to special and united 
prayer for the coming of Christ's Kingdom in all the earth and for the 
spiritual quickening of our Church to accomplish its missionary task. 

(2.) To set apart one whole day of its meeting in 1913 to the cause 
of Foreign Missions, the program to be carefully prepared and speakers 
secured by the Synodical Foreign Mission Committee, with the hope and 
prayer that God will bless these means to the spiritual uplift of our 
Synod as He blessed the Missionary Conventions at Birmingham and 
Chattanooga. 

III. We recommend that in adopting the new revenue system our 
churches see to it that they do not decrease their Foreign Mission offer- 
ings, and thus increase our Foreign Mission debt. The Systematic 
Beneficence Committee has repeatedly stated, with reference to the 
Forward Movement Churches, that the new system was not intended to 
undo the results, or interfere with the extension, of the Forward Move- 
ment, but to build on it and co-operate with it. 

IV. To quicken the missionary zeal and liberality of the people of 
our Presbytery, we recommend that your Foreign Mission Committee be 
authorized to secure, if possible, the aid of Forward Movement repre- 
sentatives of the Nashville Committee, and to make out of them, with 
the consent of Pastors and Sessions, an itinerary among our churches. 

V. As all our churches should have the benefit of the personal 
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recommend that Presbytery instruct its Foreign Mission Committee to 
secure and forward to the Nashville Committee a list of the churches in 
our bounds which for two years have not been visited by missionaries, 
with the request that missionaries be sent them. 

VI. We urge that those churches in our Presbytery that are support- 
ing missionaries at $600, take steps at once, as recommended by the last 
Assembly, to raise this amount to $1000, the actual cost of a missionary's 
support. 

Should they fail to make this increase, we urge them to notify the 
Nashville Committee of their willingness to have another church as- 
sociated with them in the support of their missionary. 

This underestimate of a missionary's cost has been the chief debt 
breeding weekness in our system of missionary finance, which our Pres- 
bytery should do its part in correcting at the earliest possible moment. 

VII. We recommend that an earnest effort be made in all our 
churches to appoint live Missionary Committees and to secure a sub- 
scription for Foreign Missions from every church member; that where it 
is impracticable to have more than a single canvass for Benevolence, in 
that single canvass Foreign Missions be made a separate and distinct 
object of subscription; that our pastors show their people how much the 
Foreign work needs by explaining to them how much it includes — 
travelling expenses, missionaries houses and salaries, church erection; 
home missionary and evangelistic work of all kinds, day schools, 
colleges, and seminaries, medical work, with doctors, nurses, hospitals, 
and dispensaries; translation and publication work, for sowing the truth 
broadcast; ministerial relief for disabled and aged missionaries; colportage 
work Sunday school work, orphanage work, native helpeis' support — 
and all the other items of labor and expense necessary to bring 
Christianity into closest, broadest contact with the awful needs of Christ- 
less nations. We urge our pastors to make clear to their people how 
vastly comprehensive and therefore expensive our Foreign work is; that 
it is not one cause but all causes in one. 

VIII. We recommend that the presentation of Foreign Missions at 
the meeting of Presbytery next fall take the form of an open conference, 
in charge of the Foreign Mission Committee, to consider the distinctive 
Foreign Mission responsibility of our Presbytery, as shown in the number 
of heathen committed to us; to consider our present meeting of this 
responsibility, seen in the per Capita gift of our individual churches 
and of our Presbytery as a whole; with a full and prayerful discussion of 
what better methods of missionary organization, education, preaching, 
and finance we may adopt, to lift our churches to a more adequate 
discharge of their sacred missionary obligations. 

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from the pulpit that the following reinforcements are needed for Foreign 
work : 

For Africa — Eighteen missionaries. 

For Brazil — Four ordained men and three lady teachers. 

China — Nine ordained men, five lady evangelists, seven physicians, 
six trained nurses, three male teachers, and five single lady helpers. 

For Cuba — Three ordained men with thsir wives to take the place of 
three missionary families withdrawn from the field on account of ill 
health. 

For Japan — Nine ordained men and four single ladies. 
For Korea — Two physicians, two trained nurses, and one male 
teacher. 

We recommend that in this connection our Pastors inform their people 
that properly qualified young men and women who feel called of God 
to the Foreign work may apply to the Nashville Committee in full 
confidence that the means will be forthcoming to send them out. Fol- 
lowing these statements our pastors are urged to lead their congregations 
in earnest prayer to God that He will send forth laborers into these great 
fields where the harvest is so plenteous and so white unto reaping, but 
the laborers so few. 

The Rev. Dr. Leyburn was requested to conduct the one 
hour service of prayer for Foreign Missions, tomorrow morn- 
ing, as called for in the first resolution of the above report. 

It was ordered that Presbytery hear Rev. Dr. Vardell in 
behalf of the College for Women at Red Springs, N. C. to- 
night immediately after the sermon. 

Presbytery then took recess until 8 o'clock p. m. 

SECOND DAY— Evening Session. 

Burlington, N. C, Wednesday, April 17, 191 2. 

Presbytery met at 8 o'clock p. m. together with a large 
congregation, and a sermon was preached by the Rev. Neal 
L. Anderson, D. D. on the text — I Chronicles 14:15. 

After the sermon the Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D. was heard 
in the interest of the Southern Presbyterian College and Con- 
servatory of Music, and the address was referred to the new 
Permanent Committee on Schools and Colleges to be formed. 

Presbytery then adjourned with prayer to meet tomorrow 
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THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 
Burlington, N. C, Thursday, April i8, 1912. 

Presbytery met at 9 o'clock A. m. and the devotional ex- 
ercises were conducted by the Rev. Dr. Leyburn. The 
service was in accordance with the special order for one hour 
of prayer for Foreign Mission work in all its various depart- . 
ments. The order was fully observed. 

The Rev. A. S. Caldwell was excused for non-attendance 
upon this meeting of Presbytery. 

The following report was made by Dr. Murray and received 
as information. 

As a member of the Committee to present the overture of Fayetteville 
and Orange Presbyteries, touching the uniting of Wilmington Presbytery 
in the ownership and control of the Southern Presbyterian College I 
would respectfully report that Wilmington has answered in the affirma- 
tive, and has appointed twelve Trustees in three classes of four each, to 
serve for one, two and three years respectively. 

E. C. Murray. 

The following resolution in relation to the Southern 
Presbyterian College and Conservatory of Music was adopted. 

ResoIvVEd: — That whereas our College at Red Springs has done and 
is doing so much for the extension of the Master's Kingdom, and 

Whereas, Our Church has always recognized the fact that it is 
impossible for a College to provide adequate advantages without an 
endowment. 
Be it Resolved: 

1st. That Orange Presbytery direct its Board of Trustees of the 
Southern Presbyterian College and Conservatory of Music to enter upon 
a canvass for the endowment of our Colleges by the employment of an 
agent, or agents, or any other method, and at such time, as they may 
consider expedient. 

2nd, That the sum to be raised be not less than $200,000.00, 

3rd, That we, as a Presbytery, will most heartily enter upon this 
campaign, and do all we can to forward its purpose. 

4th. That we notify our sister Presbyteries and joint owners of the 
College, of our action, and overture them to join us in this great and 
worthy work. 

The Rev. W. F. Hollingsworth, Principal of the Glade 
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institution. He was followed by Dr. Neal L. Anderson and 
Ex-Govenor R. B. Glenn who made addresses in the interest 
of the school. After these addresses a subscription was taken 
for needed additions and improvements to the plant, which 
amounted to $525.00. 

The Standing order to hear the report of the Executive 
Committee on Home Missions was now observed. The report 
was presented and read by the Chairman, Rev. S. M. Rankin 
and pending its consideration a Home Mission sermon was 
preached by the Rev. C. W. Robinson, on the text — Acts i .7-8. 

After the sermon the Presbytery took recess until 2:30 
o'clock p. M. 

THIRD DAY — Afternoon Session. 

BuRiviNGTON, N. C, Thursday, April 18, 191 2. 

Presbytery met at 2:30 o'clock and resumed business. 

The amendment to the Rules of Discipline, chapter 12, 
paragraph 235, sent down from the Assembly, was considered 
and approved. 

The Amendment to the Eorm of Government, chapter 5, 
section 7, paragraph 94, sent down by the Assembly, propos- 
ing to create a Judicial Commission, was considered and 
answered in the affirmative. 

In answer to the Amendment to the Eorm of Government, 
now before the Assembly, having in view the making of a 
Synod a Court in regular graduation, the Presbytery advises 
that it be not adopted. 

The Standing Committee on the Narratives, to formulate a 
report for the Assembly, Rev. Carl Earth, Chairman, made 
the following report which was adopted: 

1. — Seventy per cent of the churches report good attendance; fifteen 

per cent poor. 

2. — Family Worship — One half of the reports give no proportion; of 

those reporting probably not more than twelve per cent observe 
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3. — Thirty per cent do not observe Sabbath well; the rest do. 

4. — Home Training is reported in eighty per cent of the churches. 

5. — In practically all of our Sunday Schools. Scripture and Catechisms 

are taught. 

6. — Fidelity in worshipping with money is good or fair in at least 

seventy-five per cent of the churches. 

7. — Pastor's Salaries fully paid in seventy per cent of the churches. 

8. — Hardly forty per cent report conversions, additions, or increased 

activities, 

9. — Worldly Conformity is prevalent in twenty-five per cent of the 

churches. 

10. — Twenty per cent of our churches report preaching or Sunday 

School work carried on beyond their bounds. 

11. — Forty-five per cent of the churches report public appeals for 

recruits to the ministry, and in some instances these seem to be 
followed up by personal appeal and prayers of the Session. 

The report on Home Missions, being unfinished business, 
was taken up, the recommendations were adopted seriatim, 
and the report as a whole was adopted and is as follows: 
REPORT OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF HOME MISSIONS. 

Your Committee would respectfully submit the following annual report: 
The scope of our work is about the same as it was last year. We are 
making some progress, but because of financial embarrassment we have 
not been able to enlarge the work as we had hoped; nor have we been 
able to answer some urgent and inviting appeals. We have had thirteen 
ministers giving all or part of their time to Home Mission work and they 
have supplied thirty-one churches at a total cost to the Presbytery of 
l3,io8 00. All of our men are doing hard and faithful work. 

1. Review of the Fiei^ds. — Rev. W. F. Hollingsworth is supplying 
the churches of Alleghany County in addition to his work as principal 
of Glade Valley High School. Because of his many school duties, cold 
weather and bad roads he has not been able to do much church work 
during the winter. We have employed Mr. C. C. Beam of the Senior 
Class of Union Seminary to assist in the evangelistic work during the 
summer, and we are expecting good results. 

2. Ashe County is still vacant. This is a most difiicult field to keep 
supplied. It is important that supply be secured at once as the work is 
suffering. 

3. Elkin — Rev. C. W. Robinson, of North Wilkesboro has supplied 
this church, giving the fifth Sundays and week day services. Your 
Committee has planned to locate a man here and let him develop the 
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4. Rev. J. A. Gilmer has the work well in hand at Mount Airy. A 
good Sunday School is carried on at the Rock. In addition to Mouiit 
Airy, Brother Gilmer has supplied Madison one Sabbath per month. 

5. Rev. J. L. Bowers has been in charge of the work in Stokes County 
eight months. He has received thirty members. A new manse has been 
built at Asbury. Danbury has been added to this field. In addition to 
four churches Mr. Bowers preaches at several school houses. Rev. R. W. 
George also preaches at several points. 

6. Just as soon as the way is clear we expect to locate a man at 
Madison for the supply of the Madison group. For the present Rev. 
J. A. Gilmer is supplying Madison and Rev. P. H, Gwynn is supplying 
Stoneville, Smyrna and Wentworth. Sandy Ridge and Pine Hall 
belong to this group, but are not supplied. 

7. Candidate C, H. Phipps has been secured for the Thomasville- 
Asheboro group. He is taking a post graduate course at Princeton this 
year. 

8. Springwood has been supplied one Sabbath per month by your 
superintendent. This church has sent an overture to this meeting of 
Presbytery asking that some arrangement be made by which it may 
have two Sabbaths per month. 

9. The Buffalo group is vacant, but steps are being taken to secure a 
pastor at an early date. 

10. Rev. N. R. Claytor is doing faithful work in the Milton group. 

11. The Caswell County group is making splendid progress under 
the Rev. H. H. Cassady. Beginning with this year the field assumes the 
entire support of its pastor, thus relieving the Presbytery from further 
financial assistance. This field has been on our list for many years and 
we are encouraged by its progress. 

12. The Cross Roads and Stoney Creek field is gaining in strength 
under Rev. W. O. Sample and is about ready to assume the entire sup- 
port of its pastor. 

II. Financial — We are able to report all obligations met and a 
small balance in the bank to our credit. This is because some of our 
fields have been vacant part of the time, otherwise we would have been 
in debt. Several of our home mission churches have paid their full 
apportionment, while some of our stronger churches have given nothing. 

The apportionments to the Home Mission fields are even more than 
the apportionment asked of the churches of the Presbytery, We appeal 
to the churches to pay their full apportionment that we may keep our 
fields supplied. 

I. Statement of S. M. Rankin, Chairman, in account with the Home 
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DEBTOR 

To balance in bank April 17, 191 1 $ 466.99 

To amount from Dr. E. C. Murray, Treasurer 3,790-57 

14,257.56 

CREDITS 

By amount to pastors and evangelists $3,108.33 

By amount to repnir Yanceyville manse 33-34 

By amount to build Asbury manse . 200.00 

By amount to interest 25.00 

By amount to stationery and postage 11.24 

By amount to Rev. M. McG. Shields, Synodical . . . 400.00 

By amount to repair Danbury Church 87.40 

By amount to S. M. Rankin expense account 74 90 

By amount in American Exchange National Bank . . 317.35 

$4,257-56 



2. The following churches are on the honor roll, having contributed 
more than their apportionments: Edgemont, Red House, Yanceyville, 
and Bessemer Avenue. Also The Church of the Covenant, Elkin, Glade 
Valley, and Thomasville, counting what was contributed to Synodical 
missions in meetings held by Revs. Wm. Black and G. W. Belk. 

The following have paid their full apportionment: Bethesda, Greens- 
boro First, Lexington, Reidsville, Westminster, "Winston First, and 
Asheboro. 

The following have paid nothing: Beulah (col.), Carson Memorial, 
Chapel Hill, Clark Memorial (col.), De Lane, Danbury, Ebenezer, 
Elkin (col.), Elim (col.), Gilead, Greenwood, Jamestown, Jefferson, 
Mebane, New Hope, North Eno, Obids, Pleasant Grove. Rocky Ridge, 
Sandy Ridge, Wentworth, and Worthville. 

3. We cannot commend too strongly the splendid mission work most 
of our pastors are doing in addition to their regular pastorates. This is 
work that counts. 

Two of our churches have men employed to do local work, and have 
expended during the year for equipment and salaries as follows: 

Durham ist $2196.00 

Winston ist 2000.00 

4. Synodical Missions — Rev. M. McG. Shields, superintendent, 
makes the following report: "During the year closing March 31, 1912. 
Thirty-three men have been employed, and every field to which appro- 
priations have been made has been supplied at least a portion of the year, 
except one. 

The work done by the laborers has been faithful and their toil has 
been blest to the good of those to whom they minister. Financially the 



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year has been hard, due to passing from one plan of collecting the con- 
tributions to another. Still we have much to be grateful for. During 
the year I have received from all sources for this cause $10,222.50." 



Orange Presbytery has contributed to this cause $780 07 

5. Assembly's Home Missions — Dr. Morris reports a substantial 
advance in this branch of the Church's work. The total amount received 

during the year is $126,087.79 

Our Presbytery contributed 1,588.00 

III. Recommendations. 



1. That Danbury be added to the Stokes County group. 

2. That Madison, Pine Hall, Wentworth, Smyrna, Stoneville and 
Sandy Ridge be grouped, and instructed to secure a pastor as soon as 
possible, with the understanding that the present supplies are to continue 
until a pastor is secured. 

3. That Bessemer Avenue be placed back in the Buffalo group, with 
the understanding that the supply is to continue until the group secures 
a pastor. 

4. That the Home Mission Committee be instructed to arrange as 
soon as possible to supply Springwood two Sabbaths per month. 

That the following appropriations be made for the year, subject to 



change by the Committee: 

(1) Cross Roads and Stony Creek |roo.oo 

(2) Mt, Airy 150.00 

(3) Stokes County 600.00 

(4) Alleghany County 700.00 

(5) Ashe County . 900.00 

(6) Thomasville and Asheboro 200.00 

(7) Milton group 200.00 

(8) Bessemer Avenue 300.00 

(9) Madison group 550.00 



6. That the following appointments be made for evangelistic meetings : 
Dr. D. I. Craig, Springwood, September 8. 
Rev. C. W. Robinson, Ashe County, July 28. 
Dr. E. C. Murray, Pine Ridge, July 28. 
Rev. J. W. Goodman, Smith School House, July 11. 
Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Asbury, August 4. 
Dr. E. R. Leyburn, Cross Roads, July 28. 
Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, Elkin, September 29. 
Rev. Donald Mclver, Roxboro, July 7. 
Rev. R. M, Williams, Mt. Airy, August 4. 
Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Joyce Chapel, August 4. 
Rev. Melton Clark, Danbury, August 25, 
Rev. J. A. Gilmer, Stoneville, August 18. 



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Rev. M. McG. Shields, Red House, July, 28. 
Dr. Neal L. Anderson, Dan River, August 11. 
Rev. W. O. Sample, Pleasant Grove, August 25. 
Rev. Carl Barth, Little River, July 14. 
Rev. A. S. Caldwell, Worthville, August 4. 
Rev. W. S. Wilhelm, Stony Creek, August 4. 
Rev. F. M. Hawley, Smyrna. July 28. 
Rev. W. T. Thompson, Milton, July 14. 
Rev. J. L. Bowers, Sandy Ridge, September 29. 
Rev. H. H. Cassady, Gilead, September i. 
Rev. N. R. Claytor, Thomasville, September 15. 
Rev. G. W. Lee, Pine Hall, Angust 11. 
Rev. J. L. Yandell, Madison, July 28. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

S. M. Rankin, Chairman. 

The report of the Executive Committee on Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief was submitted by the Chair- 
man and adopted. It is as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND 
MINISTERIAL RELIEF. 

The amount called for by the General Assembl}- for the several causes 
represented by the Executive Committee of Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief is $129,000. The total amount received from all 
sources for these several causes during the past year is 197,147.31. The 
total amount received last year was $106,607.73, showing, therefore, a 
decrease for this year of $9,460.42. 

The amount contributed this year is distributed among the several 
causes as follows: 

this year last year 

Ministerial Education $23,148.12 $28,715.44 

Ministerial Relief 40,292.65 40,055.53 

Ministerial Relief Endowment . . . 10,424 66 10,678 73 

Assembly's Home and School . . . 18,464.65 20,720.35 

Schools and Colleges 3,102.58 3.174.05 

Student Loan Fund 1,714.54 316363 

Orange Presbytery contributed to Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief during the past year $r 761.65. distributed as follows: 

17 Churches gave to the General Fund $667.49 

34 Churches gave to Ministerial Education 413 49 

33 Churches gave to Ministerial Relief 329.14 

17 Churches gave to the Home and School 245.07 

4 Churches gave to the Schools and Colleges 4 95 

I Sunday School gave to Ministerial Relief 3.81 

I Sunday School gave to Home and School 97- 30 



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Nothing was contributed by this Presbytery during the past year 
to the Endowment Fund of Ministerial Relief or to the Student Loan 
Fund. It will be noticed also that none of the Societies contributed any 
thing to any of these causes, and only two Sunday Schools. 

The "General Fund" of $667.89 mentioned above is divided as follows: 
Education for the ministry, one-third; Ministerial Relief, one-half; As- 
sembly's Home and School, one-third; and Schools and Colleges, one- 
fifteenth. 

The number of candidates for the ministry that received aid from our 
Executive Committee during the past year is 277, as against 285 the 
previous year. We regret to report that on account of the falling off in 
the receipts for this cause, the maximum amount of aid given to candi- 
dates during the past year was only $75.00. The maximum amount for 
the previous year was I82.50, and for six years previous to that time the 
maximum amount was |ioo.oo 

Twelve of the candidates of this Presbytery received aid during the 
past year to the amount of I900.00, while the Presbytery contributed to 
this cause only $636.12. We would urge upon our churches the impor- 
tance of increasing their contributions to this cause during the coming 
year. 

From the funds of Ministerial Relief, aid was given during the past 
year to the amount of 135,510.00 to 61 Ministers, 150 widows, and 14 
orphans. In these 225 homes are many invalids, besides 71 little father- 
less children under 14 years of age. There are onlv three beneficiaries 
of this fund in this Presbytery, one minister and two widows. 

We recommend that Presbyter}- endorse the application of Mrs. M. J. 
Wallace for ^50 00 for another year, and of Mrs. F. H. Johnston for 
$190.00. Dr. E. H. Harding has been placed on the roll of Hon- 
orably Retired Ministers to receive aid for life at the rate of I300.00 per 
year. 

During the past year $10,424.66 has been added to the Endowment 
Fund on Ministerial Relief, making the total amount of this fund at 
present 1315,234.91. In our schedule of collections no place has been 
given to the Endowment Fund. It is earnestly hoped that the Pastors 
and Sessions will give the people an opportunity to contribute to this 
fund. 

During the past year 61 children have been provided for at the Assem- 
bly's Home and School at Fredericksburg. Forty-nine of the children 
have mothers living at Fredericksburg, nine have mothers living in 
other places, and three have neither father nor mother living. Seven 
of these are children of four of our deceased Foreign Missionaries, and 
seven are children of four living Missionaries. 

Of the children at Fredericksburg twenty-seven are between the ages 
of six and fourteen, and thirty-four are between the of ages fifteen and 



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twenty-two. Twenty-one of the children are in the college, nineteen 
are in the Preparatory, and twenty-one in the Primary. 

There are 80 outside pupils in the School and College; 29 in the college, 
25 in the preparatory, and 26 in the primary. These are charged $2,787.10 
for tuition, and |i,939 5o for board. In addition to these there are 31 
pupils in the Music and Art Departments, from whom will be collected 
this year $2,640.35 tuition. Of these outside pupils 84 reside in 
Fredericksburg, 24 in fourteen neighboring communities, and 3 outside 
of Virginia. 

The total cost of the Home Department for the year has been $9,030.07 
and of the College Department $11,808.07, making a total of $20,838.14. 

The College property purchased January i, 1910 for $18,000.00, still 
carries a mortgage of $ro,ooo.oo, and other notes of $2,500.00 and now 
dne. The College building is wholly inadequate and a new one is needed, 
while chemical and physical laboratories and all forms of apparatus are 
demanded. 

Very little has been contributed to Assembly's Schools and Colleges 
during the past year. Orange Presbytery has contributed only $4.95 to 
this cause during the year. 

Dr. Boggs, the Secretary of tliis cause, has given his time especially to 
the raising of the Student Loan Fund. The amount added to this fund 
during the year is $1,714.54, making the total amount at present $6,670.70. 
Loans have been made during the year to four girls and nine boys who 
are studying in Presbyterian Colleges. The maximum amount of loan is 
$100.00 per year for a period of four years. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

C. E. HoDGiN, Chairman. 

The report of the Committee on Assembly Home Missions 
was presented by the Chairman, Dr. Neal L. Anderson, and 
approved. In connection with this report, including Colored 
Evangelization, the Rev. Dr. Anderson was instructed to 
visit the School of Rev. B. B. Palmer at Semora, N. C, and 
to investigate the work in reference to certain relations pend- 
ing between said School and the Presbytery. 

The Permanent Committee on the Orphans' Home presented 
the following report which was adopted: 

RKPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ORPHAN'S HOME. 

It is with thankful hearts that we can report to you, that notwithstand- 
ing the failure of the farm, garden and fruit crops, and the unusually 
hard winter the support fund was sufficient to meet the needs of the 
big family of 185 children and 20 workers, and the year has ended with 
a small balance on hand. 



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We note, however, that oi.r Presbytery while giving 1^5,533 last 3-ear to 
this cause, gave only J^5,iio to it in the year just closed. Eighteen of 
our churches gave nothing, and 23 fell below their apportionment. As 
six hundred dollars are involved in this deficiency we recommend that 
Presbytery urge these Churches to make an endeavor to reduce their 
shortage. 

Furthermore, that the support fund may be kept adequate, that the 
Church may be kept apprised of conditions at the Home, and that press- 
ing needs may be met, we recommend: 

1st. That each Session be urged to see that an offering is taken every 
month for this cause in the Sunday School. Twenty-five of our Schools 
gave $1338 to the Orphanage last year, while 44 made no contribution. 
What can be done in this way is shown by the Durham School, which 
gave $636. more than half the total coming from that Church. Let the 
Session present some definite work to the School according to its ability. 
The whole expenses of a child for a year, .$115; simple support, $75; 
clothing, $25; education, 115. 

2nd. That each Session be urged to appoint a person (man or woman) 
in their congregation to look after the interests of the Orphanage, and 
to supply the Church with information concerning it as opportunity 
affords. 

3rd. That each Pastor, or Session, where there is no Pastor, be urged 
to send Mr. Walker a list of the names of the representative people in 
his congregation, that he may present to them, from time to time, the 
needs and progress of his work. 

4th. That each Pastor and Session be urged to give the financial 
agent of the Home access to their people, and to cooperate with him in 
every way possible that the $50,000 promised by Synod for imperative 
improvements may be secured. 

W. T. Thompson, Jr. Chairman. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made the following 
report which was adopted: 

Your Committee on Calls and Supplies would report that we have two 
applications for supplies: One from Greenwood for one afternoon 
service per month by Rev. D. I. Craig, at $25 per year, and the other 
from Speedwell for one afternoon service per month by Dr. Craig, at 
I50 per year. We recommend that both requests be granted. 

S. M. Rankin, Chairman. 

The Permanent Committee on the Printed and Official 
Records of Presbytery made the following report which was 
adopted. 



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Your Committee examined the Printed Minutes of Presbytery and find 
them in order and recommend they be made the Official Rkcord of 
the Presbytery. 

D. McIvER, Chairman. 

The Committee on the Minutes of Synod made the following 
report which was received and approved: 

REPORT OF COMMITTFE ON SYNOD'S MINUTES. 

We note and call attention to the following matters: 

1. First, Endorsement of Assembly's Plan and urge upon the Presby- 
tery the importance of reaching at earliest possible moment the minimum 
amount asked for by Assembly for its causes, (p. 387) 

Second, Urged that emphasis be put upon Every Member Canvass. 

2. Note with rejoicing that Orange Presbytery leads the Synod in the 
number added on Examination. 

3. That Presbyteries be urged to secure suitable Ruling Elders to 
hold religious services in the vacant churches, (p. 391.) 

4. Note with pleasure that Orange Presbytery leads Synod in gifts 
to (i) Foreign Missions, $1.70. (2) Orphans Home. (3) Bible 
Cause (short $500 00 of what asked.) (4) Home and School. 

5. That we heartily cooperate with Board of Regents in effort to raise 
$50,000 for equipment of Orphanage. 

Melton Clark, Chairman. 

The Overture of Fayetteville Presbytery to the Synod of 
North Carolina, and sent down by the Synod to the Presby- 
teries, asking "that the Assembly be overtured to change the 
Ecclesiastical year to co-inside with the Calendar year' ' was 
read and placed upon the docket for the Fall Meeting. 

The Standing Committee on Sessional Duties made the 
following report with recommendations which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL DUTIES 

Beg leave to report that the following answers as recorded to the 
questions on Sessional Duties as follows: 

Fifty-one churches say they have no members depending on Public 
Charity; while three have, but do not give the number of dependents. 

Twenty-four churches report expenses of representatives to Presbytery 
and Synod paid; while 28 report them not paid. Thirty-five report 
Ministers paid in full — Eight report something due — amounts ranging 
from $7.00 to $105.00. 

One church reports one-fourth amount of salary not paid and no 
measures being taken to pay it. One Session says the church is not able 



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to pay the salary promised; while 5 of the 8 delinquents say arrangements 
are made to pay at an early date. 

Twenty-five churches report all causes asked for by the Assembly 
responded to. While 7 make answer to the question — What collections 
ordered by the General Assembly or Presbytery were omitted. And 
why ? Several omitted but do not specify which ones. Five answer 
most all were omitted. 

While five answer the "Bible Cause" but do not give reason. Eleven 
make excuse, bad weather. 

In answer to the question, What mode of collection do you employ ? 
Eleven use the Duplex Envelopes according to the Assembly's recom- 
mendation. Ten the single envelope. Thirty-five basket, and one the 
budget system. 

Midway, Ebenezer, and Chapel Hill make no answer to any of the 
questions on the blank. 

Your Committee recommend that Sessions be ordered to give an in- 
telligent answer to all the questions on this blank and the Elders be 
ordered to make an opportunity for all the churches to contribute to all 
the causes whether they have preaching service or not. 

Respectfully Submitted 

C. W. Robinson, Chairman, 

The Rev. S. M. Rankin was authorized to visit certain 
Churches delinquent in certain matters, as referred to in the 
above report, and call attention to them. 

The Standing Committee on Statistics and Systematic 
Beneficence, Rev. J. A. Gilmer, Chairman, made a report with 
recommendations. The report as a whole was adopted, and 
afterwards amended by the Stated Clerk and sent to the 
Assembly. — (See Appendix.) The recommendations are as 
follows: 

1, We would recommend to the Sessions that they send their reports 
to the Stated Clerk of the Presbytery at least a week before the Spring 
Meeting of Presbytery. 

2. We would urge upon some of the Sessions to be more careful and 
accurate in making their reports, in answering every question, and in 
placing the amounts contributed where they properly belong. 

The Committee on Church Societies made a tabulated report 
which was approved and ordered to be sent to the Assembly. 
(See Appendix.) 



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123 



The Committees on Sessional Records reported — Owing to 
certain irregularities and inaccuracies in making the report 
of the three Committees, on Sessional Records, it was ordered 
that the entire matter be docketed and gone over again at the 
next Spring Meeting of Presbytery. 

The Standing Auditing Committee made the following 
report which was approved. 

We the Auditing Committee, report that we have examined the 
receipts, disbursements and vouchers of Rev. S. M. Rankin, Treasurer of 
Home Missions, and Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Treasurer of the Executive 
Committee of Christian Education and Ministerial ReHef, and find the 
same correct. 

HiLI, C. LiNTHICUM 
J. W. SCOTT 

BurHngton, N. C, April 19, 1912. 

The following resolution of thanks was adopted: 

To the pastor, officers and congregation of the Burlington Church for 
their cordial entertainment and hearty cooperation, and to all who have 
contributed to the pleasure of the representatives or to the success of 
this meeting, Presbytery desires to bring a hearty expression of sincere 
appreciation. 

For Committee on Resolution of Thanks. 

F. M. Hawi,ry. 

The Chairman of the Home Mission Committee called the 
Roll of Temporary Supplies appointed last Spring, and the 
following Ministers were reported as having performed the 
duty assigned — Craig, (at Red House) Robinson, Murray, 
Goodman, Hodgin, Leyburn, Mclver, Gilmer, Sample, Barth, 
Caldwell, and Cassady. 

Mr. W. C. Herndon reported progress in the matter of 
disposing of the Mann Legacy at High Point. The report 
was received as information and the Committee continued. 

A verbal report was also made concerning the Colah Church 
property, which was received as information and the Com- 
mittee continued. 

The Commissioners nominated last Fall for the General 
Assembly were duly elected: Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D., 
Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Ex-Gov. R. B. Glenn and Mr. J. A. 



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Rankin, with their alternates in order, Rev. N. L. Anderson, 
D. D., Rev. W. O. Sample, Mr. G. W. Montcastle and Mr. 
J. R. Finley. 

The acting Chairman of the Committee on Schools and 
Colleges made the following report which was adopted: 

The Presbytery has heard with pleasure the addresses of Dr. Lingle, 
in the interest of Schools and Colleges and of Davidson College; and of 
Dr. Vardell, in the interest of the Southern Presbyterian College and 
Conservatory of Music, and we are gratified at the growth and the fine 
spirit existing in these Colleges. 

Your Committee is unable to make a complete report, because the 
the blanks for Benevolent Causes provide no column for Synodical 
Schools and Colleges. We submit, however, a partial report of amounts 
received from April 191 1 to April 1912: From C. E. Hodgin I2.91. 
From E. C. Murray $94.57. 

D. McIvER, Acting Chairman. 

The Committee on Nominations made the following report 
which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS. 

Your Committee on Nominations would submit the following report: 

1. That the Committee on Local Home Missions be re-elected, except 
that Rev. C. W. Robinson be elected to take the place of Rev. J A. 
Wilson. 

2. That the members of the Committee on Foreign Missions be re- 
elected. 

3. That the Committee on Christian Education be continued as at 
present constituted, except that the name of Dr. Mebane be dropped. 

4. That the Assembly's Home Mission Committee be re-elected, and 
that Ex-Gov. R. B. Glenn be added to that Committee. 

5. That Rev. J. A. Gilmer be elected Chairman of Committee on 
Publication and Sunday School Missions in place of Rev. J. A. Wilson, 
and that the other members of the Committee be re-elected. 

6. That the following be elected on the Committee on Synodical 
Schools and Colleges: Rev. D. Mclver, Chairman; Dr. E. C. Murray, 
and Mr. Harvey White. 

7. That the following be elected as the permanent Committee on 
Women's Societies: Rev. Melton Clark, Chairman; Rev. W. O. Sample, 
and Elder A. T. Whitsett. 

8. That the Committee on Orphan's Home be continued as at present 
constituted. 



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9. That Rev. J. W. Goodman be elected Chairman of the Committee 
on Printed Records of Presbytery in place of Dr. B. W. Mebane. 

10. That Rev. W. F. Hollingsworth be elected Chairman of the 
Examining Committee on Mental and Moral Philosophy in place of Rev. 
J. A. Wilson. 

11. That Rev. Carl Barth be elected to take the place of Dr. Mebane 
on the Committee on Church History. 

12. That Rev. M. McG. Shields be elected to take the place of Dr. 
Mebane as Chairman of the Committee on Church Government, and that 
Rev. I. L. Yandell be elected as a member of that Committee in place of 
Rev. M. N. Mclver. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman. 
N. L. Anderson 
T. A. Morrow 

On motion it was ordered that when this Presbyter}^ ad- 
journs, it do so to meet in the Westminster Church, Greens- 
boro, N. C, on Monday, June 10, 1912 at 2:30 o'clock p. m. 

The fixing of the time and place for the next Stated Meeting 
was deferred until the Adjourned Meeting, 

The Committee on Leave of Absence reported that they had 
excused, during the meeting, Dr. J. F. Badgett, C. A. Mc- 
Dade, Dr. K. R. Leyburn, R. M. Williams, D. Thompson, 
J. S. Gibson and C. C. Thompson. The report was approved. 

The Minutes were read, corrected and approved. 

The Presbytery united in singing the usual hymn, "Blest 
be the tie that binds etc." and the Presbytery did adjourn, 
with prayer and the Apostolic Benediction by the Moderator, 
to meet in the Westminster Church, Greensboro, N. C, on 
Monday, June 10, 1912 at 2.30 o'clock p. m. 

W. T. Thompson, Jr.. 

Moderator. 

C. K. Murray, Acting Stated Clerk. 
J. W. Goodman, Temporary Clerk. 
Attest: 

D. I. Craig, 

Stated Clerk. 



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Appendix 



DIRECTORY. 



The following is a complete Directory for the present time, having 
been amended by filling vacancies, April, 1912, 

OFFICERS. 

Moderator — Rev, W. T. Thompson, Jr., Lexington, N. C. 
Stated Ci^erk— Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Reidsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., Graham, N. C. 

TRUSTEES. 

1. Of Presbytery — Mr. J. M. Rogers, Winston, N. C; Mr. L. B. 
Holt, Graham, N. C; Mr. R. R. King, Greensboro, N. C; Mr. A. M. 
Scales, Greensboro, N. C; Mr. J. W, Scott, Greensboro, N. C. 

2. On Davidson Coli^ege — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, (Fall of 1912) ; Rev. 
D. I. Craig. D. D. (Fall of 1913); Rev. Geo. W. Watts, (Fall of 1914). 

3. Of the Southern Presbyterian College and Conservatory 
OF Music. — ist. Group, term one year and a half; Rev. C. E. Hodgin, 
Rev. R. M. Williams, Mr. A. M. Scales and Mr. S. Strudwick. (Fall 
of 1912.) 

2nd group, term two years and a half; Rev. S. M. Rankin, Mr. J. B. 
Finley, Mr. E. P. Wharton and Mr. T. B. Fuller. (Fall of 1913.) 

3rd group, term three years and a half; Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., 
Rev. D. Mclver, Mr. J, D. White and Mr. R. W. Scott. (Spring of 1915) 

4. Of the Glade Valley High School — ist group term one year; 
Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D., Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D., and Mr. T. 
B. Finley. (Fall of 1912.) 

2nd group, term two years; Mr. McBride Holt, Mr. J. L. Patterson and 
Mr. W. F. Carter. (Fall of 1913). 

3rd group, term three years; Rev. S. M. liankin, Mr. A. M. Scales and 
Mr. A. W. McAlister. (Fall of 1914). 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES. 

1. Local Home Missions — Rev. S. M. Rankin, Chairman, Greens- 
boro, N. C; Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., Rev. Melton Clark, Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, Rev. C. W. Robinson, Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D.. Mr. E. P. 
Wharton, Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. R. P. Richardson, Mr. J. M. Rogers. 

2. Foreign Missions— Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D., Chairman, 
Durham, N. C, Rev. Carl Barth and Mr. J. M. Rogers. 

3. Assembly's Home Missions — Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D., 
Chairman, Winston, N. C, Rev. J. A. Gilmer, Rev. C. W. Robinson, 
Elder T. J. Brown and Ex-Gov. R. B. Glenn. 



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4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief— Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, Chairman, Greensboro, N. C, Rev. D. Mclver, and Elder 
E. P. Wharton. 

5. Publication and Sabbath School Extension— Rev. J. A. 
Gihiier, Chairman; Rev. R. M. Williams, Rev. S. M. Rankin, and 
Elders E. F. Hall and J. R. Foust. 

6. Bible Cause — Rev. S. H. Bradshaw, Chairman, Mr. S. Strudwick 
and D. A. White. 

7. Sabbath and Family Religion— Rev. J. W. Goodman, Chair- 
man, Rev. S. H. Bradshav/, Mr. S. Strudwick. 

8. Orphan's Home— Rev. W. T. Thompson Jr., Chairman, Rev. A. 
S. Caldwell and Mr. G. W. Montcastle. 

9. Synodical Schools and Colleges — Rev. D. Mclver, Chair- 
man, Dr. E. C. Murray and Mr. Harvey White. 

10. Woman's Work — Rev. Melton Clark, Chairman, Rev. W. O. 
Sample and Mr. A. T. Whitsett. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES. 

1. Systematic Beneficence and Apportionments — Rev. E. C. 
Murray, D. D., Chairman and the Chairmen of the Executive Committees. 

2. The Printed Records OF Presbytery — Rev. J. W. Goodman, 
Chairman, Rev. D. Mclver and Mr. W. F. Carter. 

3. IvAYMan's Missionary Movement — Mr. E. J. Davis, Chairman 
and Representative. 

4. AUDITING--Mr. H. W Scott and Mr. L. B. Williams. 

5. Board of Visitors to Peace Institute — Rev. E. R. Ley- 
burn, D. D. 

EXAMINING COMMITTEES. 

1. Geography and History — Rev. J. W. Goodman, Rev. S. M. 
Rankin, and Rev. J. L. Bowers. 

2. Latin and Greek Exercises— Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. S. M. 
Rankin and Rev. F. M. Hawley. 

3. Greek, Hebrew and Logic — Rev. Melton Clark, Chairman; 
Rev. Carl Barth, Rev. E. R. Leyburn and Rev. W. T. Thompson, Jr. 

4. Mathematics and Physical Science— Rev. C. W. Robinson, 
Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., and Rev. J. A. Gilmer. 

5. Mental and Moral Philosophy — Rev. W. F. Hollingsworth, 
Chairman, Rev. C. E. Hodgin and Dr. E. H. Harding. 

6. Theology— Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D. 
Rev. Melton Clark. 

7. Church History— Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D., Rev. Carl 
Barth, Rev. D. Mclver, and Rev. W. S. Wilhelm. 

8. Church Government and Sacraments— Rev. M. McG. Shields, 
Rev. J. L. Yandell, Rev. H. S. Bradshaw. 



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Appendix 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY FROH 
APRIL 1, 1911 TO APRIL 1, 1912. 

Bal. 4-1, '11 Receipts Disbursements Bal. 4-1. '12 



Foreign Missions $ 


$3,538.05 


$3.53717 


$ .88 




4,25376 


4,253-76 






T s;S8 ICO 


J c88 tin 




Education and Relief . . 


683.39 


683.39 






393-74 


393-74 




Ministerial Relief 


322.95 


322.95 




Assembly's Home and School . 


160.37 


160.37 




Publication and S. S. Extension 


3.S3-99 


353-99 






209.34 


209.34 






703.56 


703.56 






131-13 


131-13 




Glade Valley School 


926.30 


926.30 




Presbyterial Fund 128.97 


561.12 


651.10 


38. 99 


Totals ......... $128.97 


$13,826.20 


$13,915-30 


$39-87 



Balance in National Bank-of Alamance $39.87. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. C. Murray, Treasurer. 

Audited and approved. 

This 1 2th day of April, 1912. * 

LVNN B. Wi^^^iamsonI Auditing Committee. 



SUMMARY OF REPORTS 



1. Churches 73 

2. Ministers 33 

3. Licentiates i 

4. Candidates 23 

5. Elders 250 

6. Deacons 226 

7. Added on Profession 316 

8. Communicants enrolled 74o2 

9. Baptisms (a) 159 (i) 112 271 

10. Sunday Schools 59 — Enrollment 6546 

11. Church Societies 81— Enrollment 2196 

CONTRIBUTED 

To Foreign Missions ........$ 18786 

To Assembly Home Missions 1930 

To Local Home Missions 9729 



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To Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 20808 

To Sunday Schools and Publication 800 

To Bible Cause 254 

To Orphans Homes 5846 

To Pastors Salaries 25587 

To Congregational Expenses and Presbyterial Fund 27952 

To Miscellaneous 8964 

Total |i 20656 



REPORT ON CHURCH SOCIETIES. 

The Presbytery of Orange to the General Assembly: 

This report is for all Church Societies — Women's, Young People's, 
Brotherhoods, Westminster Leagues, Covenanters and Miriams. 

WOMEN'S SOCIKTlEvS 
Number of Societies reported 47. 
Total membership 1471. 

Contributions — Foreign Missions $4108, Home Missions $1272, Local 
Causes $1675, Other Causes I662.— Total $7717. 

YOUNG PKOPIvE'S SOCIETIES 
Number of Societies reported 24. 
Total membership 515, 

Contributions — Foreign Missions $250, Home Missions ^85, Local 
Causes $46, Other Causes $168. — Total $549. 

men's and boy's societies 
Number of Societies reported 10. 
Total membership 210. 

Contributions— Foreign Missions $685, Local Causes $110, Other 
Causes $123, — Total $918. 

Are they under the control of the Sessions— x. e., have the Sessions ap- 
proved their organization, constitution, and methods of work? Yes, 
generally. 

What forms of Church work do they do? Home and Foreign Missions 
and Local Church work. 

Has your Presbytery a Women's Missionary Union? Yes. 
Remarks: Only 33 churches out of 73 report Societies. 



I30 



Appendix 



presbyter:al report on systematic beneficence. 

The Presbytery of Orange submits to the General Assembly for the 
year ending, March 31st, 191 2, the following report on Systematic 



Beneficence. 

^, . ,^ No, of Congrreations . , 

Objects Contributing Amounts. 

1. Foreign Missions 49 ... . $18,786 

2. Assembly's Home Missions 49 ... . 1,930 

3. Local Home Missions 49 ... . 9,718 

4. Christian Education, and Ministerial Relief .... 47 ... . 20,806 

5. Sabbath School Extension and Publication .... 33 ... . 800 

6. To Bible Cause 30 ... . 254 

7. Orphan's Homes 46 . . . . 5,846 

Total $58,140 



Twenty-five congregations have contributed to the seven objects of 
Systematic Beneficence. 

Nine congregations have contributed to the six objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

Eleven congregations have contributed to the five objects of System- 
atic Beneficence. 

Three congregations have contributed to the four objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

No congregations have contributed to the three objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

No congregations have contributed to two objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

Two congregations have contributed to one object of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

Nine congregations have contributed to none. 

Does your Presbytery call upon the Churches that fail to make any of 
the collections ordered to give their reasons for failure? Yes. 

How many of your churches report the adoption of the Assembly's 
Every Member Canvass Plan? 22 

Members of Presbytery's Permanent Committee on Systematic 
Beneficence: 

Rev. E. C. Murray D. D., Chairman, Graham, N. C; Rev. S. M. Ran- 
kin, Greensboro, N. C; Rev. N. L. Anderson, D. D., Winston, N. C, 
Rev. W. T. Thompson, Jr., Lexington, N. C; Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D.; 
Durham, N. C; Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Greensboro, N. C; Rev. R. M. 
Williams, Greensboro, N. C; Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, Hillsboro, N. C. 

D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



PRESBYTERIAL REPORT ON SABBATH-SCHOOLS 





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MEMBERSHIP 


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CHUKCHES REPORT- 
ING SABBATH 
SCHOOLS 


Number of Schoo 


Officers, Teachers 
and Members 


Cradle Roll 


Home 

Department 


Total 

Memberhip 


Pupils Admitted 
Communion duri 
the Year 


Foreigfn Missions 


Home Missions 


IChristian Educat 
and Ministerial 
Relief 


S. S. Extension a 
Publication 


|Bible Society 


Orphans' Homes 


Current Expense 
of School 


1 Total 






220 






220 




S 16 


$ 




$ 17 


$ 


$ 7 


$ 79 


$119 






33 


8 




41 




12 






7 




7 


23 


49 






50 






50 
















7 


7 






75 


30 




105 




2 






4 




5 


14 


25 






60 






60 




8 


1 


1 


4 




5 


14 


33 






120 






120 


1 














35 


35 






45 






45 


1 






















92 






92 
















58 


58 






325 






325 
















165 


165 






18 






18 














4 


9 


13 






35 






35 


1 






















160 


15 




175 


15 








5 




73 


204 


282 






90 






90 


1 


4 












17 


21 






9 






9 


2 






















397 


55 


111 


563 


11 


100 


30 




152 




666 


253 


1205 






112 


16 


12 


140 


7 








6 




5 


54 


65 






179 






179 










7 




51 


90 


148 






36 






36 


3 








7 




7 


17 


31 


Elini 




40 


18 


14 


72 








1 




1 




2 


3 


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22 






22 


1 














13 


13 






9 






9 
























32 






32 






5 








12 


12 


29 


TTqi rfi fl 




36 






36 
















8 


8 






168 




40 


208 


2 




9 

33 


6 


6 


2 


10 


113 


146 


Greensboro First 




400 






400 




201 




269 




284 


Zoo 


1042 






86 






86 
















16 


16 






105 






105 






30 




4 




3 


22 


29 






200 


28 




228 


1 


10 








112 


207 


359 






40 






40 


2 




1 




2 






13 


21 






257 






257 














1 


273 


274 






159 


12 


14 


185 


2 








13 






121 


134 


T if f li^ T? 1 i7f*T- 




25 






25 
















8 


8 






33 






33 














14 


16 


30 






73 


9 




82 










21 




21 


50 


92 






100 






100 


18 


13 


5 




10 




28 


55 


111 






23 






23 


3 








7 






20 


27 






243 






243 


2 












13 


181 


194 






40 






40 
















7 


7 


North Eno 




50 






50 
















15 


15 






132 


20 


12 


164 


18 


206 


12 




11 




72 


98 


399 






15 






15 














28 


5 


33 






20 






20 
























282 






282 


5 


3 










37 


149 


189 






30 






30 
















25 


25 






69 






69 


11 






















70 






70 


5 








2 






10 


12 






14 






14 


1 














9 


9 


Stoney Creek 




48 






48 










2 






16 


18 


Westminster 




227 


25 


48 


300 


8 


9 


6 


4 


8 


1 


298 


174 


500 






45 




31 


45 










5 






15 


20 




2 


816 


33 


880 


30 


612 


169 


37 


288 


37 


187 


300 


1631 




1 


20 


10 




30 


14 


















TOTALS 


59 


5985 


279 


282 


6546 


165 


1196 


301 


49 


857 


42 


1955 


3247 


7647 



TABLE OF APPORTIONMENTS 
Revised and Adopted September 1911 



CHURCHES 



Foreign 
Missions 


Assembly's 
Missions 


Education 
and 
Relief 


Publica- 
tion & s. S. 


Bible 

Cause 


Local 
Home 
Missions 


Orphans' 

Home 


Sy nodical 
Schools & 
Colleges 


Presby- 
terial Fundi 


$ 3H3$ 1811$ 118 


^ 30 


\ 7 


\ 225 


\ 125 


\ 181 


\ 26 


1 
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1 


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18 




23 


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7 


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17 


10 


3 


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12 


35 


3 


in 


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19 
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3 


1 


13 


7 


21 


3 


III 


OD 


55 


14 


3 


100 


60 


85 


12 


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15 


4 


1 


20 


9 


25 


4 


100 


50 




9 


2 


60 


35 


50 


7 











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7 


4 


11 


1 


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3 


100 


56 


80 


12 


325 




106 


27 


6 


200 


112 


108 


23 


6 


Q 




2 


1 


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5 


2 


6 




85 


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20 


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51 


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50 


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12 


22 


11 





2 


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7 


22 


2 




00 


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14 


3 


100 


60 


85 


12 


7 


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4 





1 


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5 


3 


7 


1 


6 


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1 


1 


4 


3 


6 


1 


36 


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1 1 
11 


3 


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22 


12 


36 


3 


888 


444 


290 


74 


18 


550 


300 


222 


64 


4o 


20 


12 


3 




25 


14 


40 


3 


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2 


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2 


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33 


16 


10 


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1 


25 


12 


16 


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10 


4 


1 


30 


17 


25 


4 


8 


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8 


1 


10 
532 


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1 




1/0 


44 


11 


332 


186 


133 


38 


1650 


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540 


138 


33 


1000 


575 


414 


1I8 


7 


4 


2 


1 


1 


4 


2 


7 




50 




10 


4 


1 


25 


12 


25 


4 


I95 


97 


R9 


16 


4 


120 


68 


97 


14 


220 


lift 
110 


71 
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19 


4 


140 


75 


73 


16 


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6 


50 


30 


9 


2 


65 


35 


36 


7 


3 


2 


\ 


1 


4 


3 


5 


1 


17 


8 


4 


1 


1 


3 


5 


17 


1 


I50 


75 


48 


13 


3 


90 


50 


75 


11 


200 


loo 


62 


17 


4 


125 


70 


51 


14 


iio 


50 


33 


10 


2 


70 


37 


UO 


10 


72 


36 


23 




2 


45 


25 


34 


6 


220 


Uo 


72 


19 


4 


130 


75 


73 


16 


74 
80 


37 


23 




2 


45 


25 


37 


5 


40 


25 


7 


2 


5C 


28 


27 


6 
16 


225 
80 


112 


73 


1£ 


5 


140 


75 


75 


40 


25 


7 


2 


30 


15 


44 


6 


13 


7 


4 




1 


g 


5 


13 


1 


I50 


75 


48 


IS 




90 


5C 


37 


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3 


2 


J 


1 


4 


2 


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1 


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5 


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15 




1 


30 


15 


51 


3 


12 


6 


4 


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32 


16 


10 


3 


1 


2C 


11 


16 


2 


340 


170 no 


29 


1 


20t 


12c 


86 


24 


10 


5 


3 


1 


1 


8 


4 


11 


1 


20 


10 


6 




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15 


IC 


10 


2 


8 


4 


2 


1 


1 


7 


4 


6 
17 


1 


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25 


15 


4 




20 


11 


3 


25 


12 


7 


2 


] 


15 


8 


25 


2 


28 


14 


8 


2 


1 


15 


8 


28 


2 


85 


42 


27 


7 


2 


50 


30 


42 


6 
1 


13 


6 


4 


1 


1 


8 


5 


6 

36 


74 


37 


24 


6 


2 


45 


25 


5 


30 


15 


9 


3 


1 


18 


10 


14 


2 


4 


2 


1 


1 


1 


2 


1 


3 


1 


640 


320 


210 


53 


13 


400 


220 


160 


46 


1200 


600 


400 


IOC 


24 


750 


410 


3O0 


86 


56 


28 


18 


5 


1 


35 


20 


56 




46 
8 


23 


14 


4 


1 


30 


15 


23 


3 


4 


2 


1 


1 


5 


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1 


25 


12 


"3 


2 


1 


20 


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12 


2 


$9,862 


$4,921 


$3.16S 


$831 


$22S 


$ 5,981 


$3,34f 


)$3.83E 


)$719 



Asbury 

Asheboro 

Bessemer Avenue 

Bethany 

Bethel 

Bethesda 

Bethlehem 

Beulah 

Buffalo 

Burlington 

Carson Memorial 

Chapel Hill 

Church of Covenant. 

Clark Memorial 

Cross Roads 

DeLane 

Danbury 

Dan River 

Durham First 

Durham Second 

Ebenezer 

Edgemont 

Efland 

Elkin (Colored) 

Elkin First 

Elim 

Eno 

Fairfield 

Gilead 

Glade Valley 

Graham 

Greensboro First 

Greenwood 

Griers 

Havs^fields 

High Point 

nillsboro 

Jamestown 

Jefferson 

Leaksville 

Lexington 

Little River 

Madison 

Mebane 

Midway , 

Milton 

Mt. Airy 

New Hope 

North Eno 

North Wilkesboro ... 

Obids 

Pine Hall 

Pine Ridge 

Pleasant Grove 

Red House 

Reidsville 

Rocky Ridge 

Roxboro 

Sandy Ridge 

Saxapahaw 

Smyrna 

Speedwell 

Springwood 

Stoneville 

Stoney Creek 

Thomasville 

Wentworth 

Westminster 

Winston First 

Winston Second 

Wilkesboro 

Worthville 

Yanceyville 



By order of Presbytery. 



D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk, 



STATISTICAL REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 




OFFICIAL RECORDS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



CRITICISMS OF THE SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 



06 



MINUTES 

OF THE TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY- 
FIFTH SESSIONS OF 

Orange Presbytery 




1912 * 




HELD IN 

BETHEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
SEPT. 24-26, 1912 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSIONS 
OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN THE 

Bethel Presbyterian Church 

September 24-26, 1912. 
AND 

Intermediate Meetings 



ADJOURNED MEETING 
Held in Greensboro, N. C, June 10-11, 1912. 



Greensboro, N. C, June lo, 191 2. 

Orange Presbytery met in the Westminster Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, N. C. according to adjournment on 
Monday, June 10, 191 2, at 2:30 o'clock p. m. The meeting 
was opened with prayer by the Moderator, Rev. W. T. 
Thompson, Jr. and the following members were present: 
Revs. D. I. Craig, D. D., E. C. Murray, D. D., C. E. Hodgin, 
S. M. Rankin, H. S. Bradshaw, D. Mclver. R. M. Williams, 
Melton Clark, D. D., M. McG. Shields, W. T. Thompson, Jr., 
N. R. Claytor, and Ruling Elders J. A. Rankin, A. T. Whit- 
sett, J. W. Scott and D. A. Montgomery. 

On motion the Rev. N. R. Cla3^tor was appointed Tempor- 
ary Clerk. 

An Overture from the Bethel Church was presented, asking 
for a change in the grouping, affecting the Bethel, Spring- 
wood, Midway, Buffalo, Bessemer Avenue and Alamance 
Churches. After some discussion a substitute for the overture 
was offered and adopted, as follows: — That Bethel and Spring- 
wood Churches be grouped together as one pastorate, that 
Buffalo, Midway, and Bessemer Avenue Churches be another, 
and that Alamance Church stand alone. It is understood, 
however, that Presbytery promises to supplement the salary 
of Bethel and Springwood for the support of a pastor, if 
absolutely necessary, but urge the Bethel Church to raise at 
least $500. 

An invitation from the Bethel Church that the Presbytery 
hold its next regular sessions with that church was unanimous- 
ly accepted, and the time was fixed for Tuesday, September, 
24th, 1912, at 2 o'clock p. M. 



137 Minutes of Orange Presbytery. 



On motion of the Stated Clerk, Rev. J. W. Goodman, and 
Elders John C. Wharton and W. C. Rankin were added to the 
Historical Committee of Orange Presbytery. 

A Certificate of dismission from the Presbytery of Savannah 
was read, transferring Candidate John McEachern, at his own 
request, to the care of Orange Presbytery. The certificate 
was received and Mr. McEachern was enrolled as a candidate 
under the care of Orange Presbytery. 

A communication from the Leaksville Church, in the form of 
resolutions adopted in a regular Congregational Meeting of 
said church in Spray, N. C, was read and received as infor- 
mation. 

And on motion a Commission was appointed to visit the 
Leaksville-Spray Congregation to investigate the matter, to 
organize a new church if the way be clear, and with power to 
to act in the premises as to whatever arrangement between 
the two may seem best. 

The following were appointed to compose the commission: 
Rev. S. M. Rankin, Chairman, Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Rev. 
E. C. Murray, D. D., Rev. N. R. Claytor, and Elders R. P. 
Richardson and J. V. Price. 

Calls were presented and read from the Asheboro and 
Thomasville Churches, for the pastoral services of lyicentiate 
Charles H. Phipps, for one half of his time with each church, 
and at a salary of $400 from Asheboro, and $400 from 
Thomasville, and use of manse included. These calls were 
referred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

It was announced that Licentiate C. H. Phipps was present 
and desired examination for ordination, and also that Candi- 
dates J. M. Walker, Geo. W. Oldham, and John McEachern 
were present desiring examination for Licensure; and it was 
ordered that the Presbyterv proceed to the examination of 
these candidates, and that the trial sermons of Messrs. Phipps 
and Walker be heard tonight at 8 o'clock. 

The Presbytery then entered upon the examination of the 
candidates. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery. 138 



Messrs. Walker, McEachern, and Oldham were examined 
in order on Experimental Religion and motives for seeking 
the Ministry, on Theology, on Ecclesiastical History, on 
Church Government and the Sacraments. Each of these 
examinations, conducted in open Presbytery, were sustained 
as satisfactory parts of trial for licensure. 

It was suggested that the Permanent Examination Com- 
mittees on the various subjects required take these subjects 
in hand with the Candidates and report as soon as possible. 

The Presbytery then took recess until 8 o'clock p. m. 



Monday, June 10, 1912, 8 o'clock p. m. 

The Presbytery re-convened at 8 o'clock p. m. 

The trial sermons of Messrs. Phipps and Walker were 
heard. The text used b}^ Mr. Phipps was John 3 14-15, and 
by Mr. Walker, Romans 8: 28. These sermons were sub- 
jected to criticism by the brethren, which criticisms were of 
a most favorable nature, and after which the sermons were 
sustained as satisfactory parts of trial. 

The Examining Committees on Greek, Hebrew and Logic, 
on the Latin Theses and Greek Exegeses, placed in their 
hands, on Mental and Moral Philosophy, on Mathematics and 
Physical Science, and on Geography, History, etc,, reported 
separatel}^ recommending that the examinations, as made, on 
all these subjects, of each of the Candidates, (all of whom 
have gone through a regular College and Seminary Course) 
be sustained as satisfactory. The report in each case was 
adopted. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies reported, recommend- 
ing that the calls from Asheboro and Thomasville Churches 
for the pastoral services of Licentate C. H. Phipps be found 
in order and placed in his hands. The calls were accepted by 
Mr. Phipps. 

The Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by Dr. E. C. 
Murray to meet again to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock. 



13-9 Minutes of Orange Presbytery. 

Tuesday, June ii, 191 2. 

Presbytery met in the same place at 9 o'clock A. M., and 
was opened with prayer by the Moderator. 

The following action in regard to Candidate John Mc- 
Eachern was taken and ordered to be placed on record — 

Resolved: That in view of the fact that Mr. McEachern is under 
appointment to the Foreign Field by the Executive Committees of 
Foreign Missions, and that he has accepted the call and is on the eve of 
his departure to Korea; and furthermore, in view of the fact that he ha& 
abundantly proved his gifts as a preacher within the bounds of this 
Presbytery, having acceptably served several churches for several 
months, therefore it is unanimously agreed that Orange Presbytery 
proceed to ordain him as an Evangelist at this meeting if the wa}' be 
clear. 

The Presbytery now heard, in order, the trial sermons of 
Messrs. G. W. Oldham, on the text, James 1:27, and John 
McEachern, on the text, John 10:1-10. These sermons, after 
favorable criticisms by the brethren, were sustained as- 
satisfactory parts of the trial. 

The Presbytery then heard the Popular Lectures of the 
Candidates, in the following order: — Mr. Walker, on the 
46th Psalm; Mr. Oldham on Matthew 7:21-23; Mr. McEachern,. 
on Acts 1:1-9. 

These lectures were sustained as satisfactory parts of trial, 
and on motion the examinations as a whole, for licensure of 
Messrs. Walker, Oldham and McEachern, were sustained as 
satisfactory. 

The Presbytery then proceeded to the licensure of the 
aforesaid Candidates, John Mack Walker, George Willis 
Oldham, and John McEachern, and they were formally 
licensed to preach the Gospel as probationers for the Holy 
Ministry, in the manner prescribed by the form of Govern- 
ment they answering the questions to be put to Candidates, 
propounded by the Moderator, in the affirmative, and a copy 
of the Holy Scriptures was presented to each of them by the 
Stated Clerk in the name of the Presbytery. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery. 



140 



The Presbytery then continued the examinations of Licen- 
tiates Phipps and McEachern with a view to ordination. 
They were examined on Experimental Religion, Theology, 
Church History, Church Government, and the Sacraments, 
and all these examinations were sustained separately as 
satisfactory parts of trial. 

The Permanent Committees on Philosophy, Greek and 
Hebrew reported, recommending that the examinations on 
these subjects as made, and already reported, be sUvStained as 
satisfactory. The report was adopted. The examination as 
a whole of these two brethren was sustained as satisfactory. 

The Presbytery then proceeded to the ordination of Licen- 
tiate, John McEachern. The Moderator propounded the 
Constitutional questions, after which, they being answered in 
the affirmative, the Presbytery of Orange did solemly set 
apart John McEachern to the full work of the Gospel Ministry 
as an Evangelist, by prayer and the laying on of the hands of 
the Presbytery after the apostolic example. 

A Commission consisting of Rev. Messrs. S. M. Rankin, 
Chairman, M. McG. Shields, John A. Gilmer, W. T. Thomp- 
son, Jr., and Elders A. C. McAlister and Dr. McManus, was 
appointed to ordain Licentiate Chas. H. Phipps and to install 
him pastor of the Thomasville Church, at such time in the 
near future, and at said church, as maybe agreeable to all the 
parties. Mr. Rankin to preside and propound the questions, 
Mr. Shields to preach the sermon, Mr. Gilmer to charge the 
pastor, and Mr. Rankin to charge the people. 

A Committee was appointed to install the Rev. C. H. 
Phipps, after his ordination as pastor of the Asheboro Church 
said Committee to consist of Rev. Messrs. W. T. Thompson, 
Jr., to preside, propound the questions and charge the pastor, 
Neal L. Anderson, D. D., to preach the sermon. Melton 
Clark, D. D., to charge the people, and Messrs. A. C. Mc- 
Alister and Dr. McManus as members of the Committee. 

On motion the powers of an Evangelist, within the bounds 



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of Orange Presbytery, were granted to the Rev. M. McG. 
Shields, Superintendent of Synodical Home Missions. 

The Minutes were read and approved as read, and the 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Dr. Melton Clark to 
meet in the Bethel Church on Tuesday, September 24, 1912, 
at 2 o'clock p. M. 

W. T. Thompson, Jr., Moderator 
N. R. Claytor, Temporary Clerk 
Attest: D. I. Craig, 

Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES 

OF THE 

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION 
OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN THE 

Bethel Presbyterian Church 

September 24-26, 1912. 



Bethel Church, N. C, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 191 2. 

Orange Presbytery met in the Bethel Presbyterian Church, 
Guilford County, N. C, on Tuesdaj', September 24, 191 2, at 
2 o'clock p. M., according to adjournment, and was opened 
with a sermon by the retiring Moderator, Rev. W. T. Thomp- 
son, Jr., on the text Mark 3:13-15. 

After the sermon, the Presbytery was formally opened with 
prayer by the Moderator, and the following members were 
present, or were enrolled during the sessions of Presbytery. 

The following roll shows the Ministers and Ruling Elders 
present, with the churches represented: 



MINISTERS. 

D. I. Craig, D. D. 

B. B. Palmer, 2. 

C. W. Robinson. 2. 

E. C. Murray, D. D. 
J. W. Goodman 

C. E. Hodgin 

E. p.. Leyburn, D. D. 



RUWNG EI.DERS. 



J. H. White, 3. 
J. W. Bason 
G. W, Lasley, 2. 
W. E. Anderson 



CHURCHES. 



Graham 
Hawfields 
Bethlehem 
Westminster 



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S. M. Rankin' 


J. W. Summers 2. 


Springwood 


J. S. Morrow 






H. S. Bradshaw 


G. A. Durham , 


Hillsboro 


Donald Mclver 


J. D. Bason 


Burlington 


R. M. Williams 


T. R. Foust 


Ch. of the Cov. 


Meltoti Clark, I>. D. 


W. S. Moore, r. 


Greensboro ist. 


.|. A. Gilmer 






W. O. San*ple 


James Andersoti' 


Cross Roads 




G. L. Barnett 


Stony Creek 


11. McG. Shields 






Carl Earth 






A. S. CaldweH, 2. 


G. L. Taylor 


High Point 


W. T. Thompson, Jr. 






N. R. Claytor, 2. 






H. B. Cassady 


T. V. Chandler 


Yanceyville 


W. F. Hollingswortb 






Geo. W. Lee, 2. 


E. L. Anderson 


North Winstom 


J. L. Yandell 






G. H. Phipps- 








J. D. Clapp- 


Bethel' 




John Phipps 


Alamance 




J. W. Wharton, x 


Buffalo 




N. E. Rankin, 2. 


Midway 



f. S. Kuykendall, 2. Winston ist. 

Geo. McKTie, 2. Chapel Hill 

The following' Ministers were absent: — R. W. George, 
L. Wharton, P. H. Gwynn, Dr. E. H. Harding, Dr. N. L. 
Anderson, J. A. Wilson, W. S. Wilhelm, F. M. Hawley, 
J. W. Bowers and Jokn McEachern, and fifty-Eve churches- 
were not represented. 

Ruling Elder T. K. Foust, of the Church of the Covenant, 
was elected Moderator, and J. W. Goodman and Ruling, 
Elder W. E. Anderson were elected Temporary Clerks. 

The Minutes of all intermediate meetings were read and 
approved. 

The hours for the daily sessions were fixed as follows: 
From 9:30 A. M. to 12 m. From i p. m. to adjourn at will. 
No night sessions. 

A communication from the Assembly's Executive Commit- 
tee on Home Missions was read and referred to the Committee 



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on Local Home Missions. Also a communication from the 
National Reform Association was read and received as in- 
formation. 

A tentative report from the Synod's Ad-interim Committee 
on re-adjusting the boundaries of the Presbyteries and forming 
new Presbyteries was received and referred to a special com- 
raittee consisting of Rev. Messrs. E. R. Leyburn, D. D., 
Melton Clark, D, D., D. I. Craig, D. D., S, M. Rankin and 
C. B. Hodgin. 

A certificate from the Presbyter}' of Washington Cit}' 
(U. S. A.) dismissing the Rev. W. T. D. Moss to this Presb}'- 
tery w^as received. Bro. Moss was dul}^ examined in accor- 
dance with the Book of Church Order, and the examination 
was sustained as satisfactory, and he was received as a member 
of Orange Presbytery. 

A call from the Chapel Hill Church for the pastoral services 
of the Rev. W. T. D. Moss, for all his time at a silary of 
five hundred dollars, was read, found in order, placed in his 
hands and accepted b\^ him. 

It was made a special order for tomorrow^ at 1:30 o'clock 
p. M, to hear the report on the Glade Valley High School, and 
Rev. W. F. Hollingsworth the Principal. 

It was ordered that the Executive Committee on Home and 
Foreign Missions be allowed to exchange the hours fixed by 
Standing Rule for hearing their reports, viz: to consider Home 
Missions on Wednesday A. m. at 11 o'clock, and Foreign 
Missions on Thursda}^ at the same hour. 

The Executive Committee on Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief submitted their report, which was adopted, 
and at the same time it was ordered that the Chairman of the 
Committee be instructed to investigate the "low marks" 
reported as made by certain of our candidates, and to admon- 
ish them if in his judgment such is necessary. 

The following is the report: 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND 
MINISTERIAL RELIEF. 

MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

Orange Presbytery has under its care twenty-one Candidates for the 
Ministry. The progress of those candidates who are now pursuing their 
studies is indicated by the reports which are herewith submitted. 

J. J. Murray completed his second year at Union Seminary last May, 
having passed successfully all his examinations. His report for the year 
is as follows: — Church History, 97^; English Bible 99; New Testiment 
Exegesis, 97; Old Testiment Exegesis, Systematic Theology, 96)^; 

Sacred Geography, 96; General Deportment, Excellent; Absences, 
excused i, unexcused,o. 

J. H. Carter was a member of the Junior Class at Union Theological 
Seminary last year. His report for the fall term is as follows: —Church 
History, 96; Hebrew, 90; Homiletics, 99. New Testiment Literature, 91)^; 
Systematic Theology, 98; General Deportment, Excellent; Absences, 
excused 8, unexcused, o. Mr, Carter was absent most of the Spring 
term on account of sickness, and consequently did not stand his ex- 
amination at the close of the term, except on Theology, his grade on 
that study being 98. We regret to report that Mr. Carter will not be 
able to return to the Seminary this year on account of continued ill 
health. 

C. B. Craig and H. McQ. Shields taught during the past year, and 
have entered upon their Theological course at Union Theological 
Seminary this Fall. 

G. L. Whiteley completed his college course at Davidson last Spring. 
His report for the year being as follows:— Bible 81^; Chemistry, 75; 
Geology, 79; History, 7i}4; Mathematics 74; Philosophy and Logic, 84; 
Attendance 92. Mr. Whiteley will teach one year before entering the 
Seminary. 

R. C. White passed successfully his work in the Junior class at David- 
son last year, and returned to the college for his Senior year. His report 
is as follows: — English, 95)^; French, 93: History, g6)4; Philosophy and 
Lo9ic, 96)4', Attendance, 100. 

H. S. Turner passed successfully his examinations in the Junior class 
at Davidson last year, and has returned for his Senior year. His report 

•is as follows: — Biology, 94; English, 90; Geology, 97; Greek, 96^; History 
94 >^; Philosophy and Logic, 95; Attendance 100. 

J. R. Phipps was a member of the Junior class at Davidson last year, 
and has returned for his Senior year. His report for the past year is as 
follows:— Bible (Soph) , 78; Biology (Soph), 761^; Geology, 69; Greek, 
62; History, 71 >^; Mathematics (Soph.), 71; Philosophy and Logic, 62)4; 
Attendance, 95. 



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C. D. Whiteley was a member of the Sophomore class at Davidson last 
year, and has returned to his Junior year. His report for the past year 
is as follows: — Bible, 87; English, 78;^; Greek (French), 49; Latin, 731^; 
Mathematics, 65^^; Physics, 73K; Attendance, 100, 

Z. V. Roberson passed successfully his work in the Sophomore class 
at Davidson last year, and has returned for his Junior year. His report 
is as follows:— Bible 88; English, 92; Greek, 72^^, Latin, 83;^; Mathe- 
matics, 82>^; Physics, 84}^; Attendance, 95. 

E. C. Murray, Jr. was a member of the Sophomore class at Davidson 
last year, and has returned for his Junior year. His report for last year 
is as follows: — Bible, 85; English, 76 Greek (French) , 63)^; Latin, 66; 
Mathematics, 913^; Physics, gi^z', Attendance, 100. 

J. H. Gentry was a member of the Junior class at Davidson last year, 
and has returned for his fourth year. His report for the past year is as 
follows: — English, 80; Greek (Soph.), 47 >^; History, 83; Mathematics 
(Soph.) 32; Philosophy and Logic, 78 ; Attendance, 91. 

J. S. Cook was a member of the Freshman class at Davidson last year, 
and has returned for his secoud year. His report for the past year is as 
follows:— Bible, 72: English, 67>^; Greek (Pi-ep. ), 68>^. Latin (Prep.), 
66; Algebra, 78; Geometry, 77>^; Attendance, 98. 

K. L. Whittington entered Davidson College at the beginning of the 
last Spring term, and has returned to the college this Fall. His report 
for the Spring term is as follows: — Fresh Bible, 65; Soph. English, 70; 
Fresh Greek, 10; Fresh Latin, 48; Soph. Mathematics, 68; Attendance, 
100. 

Carl E. Rankin attended Elon College the past year, and has returned 
to the same institution for the coming year. His report for the past year 
is as follows: — English, 93 1-3; Latin, 88; Mathematics, 95 2-3; History , 
96 2-3. 

Joseph G. Walker taught in the Graded School in Burlington during 
the past year, and has accepted the same position for the coming year. 
He hopes to enter the Seminary next Fall. 

W, L. Cooper, Jr. was Superintendent of the Graded School in Mebane 
during the past year, and will hold the same position during the coming 
year. 

Robert E. Denny taught in the Memphis University School last year, 
and will teach in the same school during the coming year. He has not 
made any report to your Committee for the past year. 

D. T. Bradshaw taught in the Glade Valley School last year, and 
expects to teach the coming year in Oklahoma, 

A. T. Walker and J. D. Smith are still unable to pursue their studies 
in preparation for the Ministry on account of ill health. 

The following Candidates have applied for aid to the amount of |ioo. 
each, or the maximum available: — J. J. Murray, C. B. Craig, H. McQ. 



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Shields, R. C. White, H. S. Turner, J. R. Phipps, J. H. Gentry,* Z. V. 
Roberson, C. D. Whiteley, E. C. Murray, Jr., J. S. Cook, and K. L. 
Whittington. We recommend that these applications be indorsed by the 
Presbytery. 

The Assembly has appointed the first Sabbath in December to be 
observed as a Special Day of Prayer for an increase in the number of 
Candidates and for presenting the claims of the Gospel Ministry, and we 
would urge that the day be duly observed in all of our churches. 

MINISTBRIAI. REIvIEF. 

From the funds of Ministerial Relief, aid was given last year to sixty- 
one ministers, 150 widows, and 14 orphans without either father or 
mother. In these 225 afflicted homes of our Presbyterian Ministers are 
70 little fatherless children under 14 years of age. The average assist- 
ance to each family was $158.00 per annum, or about 43 cents a day. 
There are only three beneficiaries of this Presbytery, one minister and 
two widows. 

The Endowment Fund has now more than 1315,000 safely invested. 
The Assembly urges that it be made at least $500,000 as soon as possible, 
and commends it to our people of means for their gifts and legacies. 

THE HOME AND SCHOOIv. 

By action of the last General Assembly the Fredericksburg College 
was separated from the Home and School, and hereafter none of the 
Church's money will be used in maintaining the College. The Home 
and School, however, will continue to be conducted for the benefit of the 
needy orphan children of our ministers and missionaries. 

This work is in great need of funds to wipe out some old debts and to 
meet the current expenses of the work which are now being reduced to 
to a minimum, 

SCHOOLS AND COI.I.EGES. 

The loan Fund has been increased during the past year about $2,300, 
the total amount to the credit of the Fund now being $7,300. Last year 
loans were made to nine boys and four girls of approved character. A 
much larger number have applied for loans for the coming year. 

A full financial report of the work of Christian Education and Ministe- 
rial Relief will be made at the Spring meeting of Presbytery. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

E. C. HODGIN, Chairman. 

The Presbytery then adjourned, with prayer by the Rev. 
W. T. D. Moss, to meet tomorrow morning at 9.30 o'clock. 



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SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 
Bethee Church, N. C, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 191 2. 

Presbytery met at 9:30 A. m. and the devotional exercises 
were conducted b}^ the Rev. Dr. E. C. Murray. 

The Rev. W. M. Walsh, of Concord Presbytery was invited 
to sit as a corresponding member, and was introduced to the 
Presbytery. 

The following members were excused for tardiness and 
enrolled: Rev. C. W. Robinson, A. S. Caldwell, N. R. Clay- 
tor, J. S. Morrow, B. B. Palmer, G. W. Lee and Elders Geo. 
McKie, N. E. Rankin, J. W. Summers, J. W. Wharton, W. 
S. Moore, and J. S. Kuykendall. 

The Minutes of j^esterday's session were read, corrected and 
approved. 

The Moderator announced the following Standing Com- 
mittees: 

Devotional Exercises— Rev. S. M. Rankin, and J. D. Clapp, Elder. 

CAI.1.S AND Supplies— S. M. Rankin, R. M. Williams, Carl Barth, 
J. D. Bason, Elder, Chas. H. Phipps 

Installations — W. T. Thompson, Jr., Donald Mclver, James Ander. 
son, Elder. 

Nominations — H. S. Bradshaw, J. A. Gilmer, John Phipps, Elder, 
Melton Clark, G. L. Taylor. 

Minutes of Assembly— C. W. Robinson, C. E. Hodgin, J. Y. 
Chandler, Elder, 

Leave of Absence — W. O. Sample, N. R. Claytor, W. E. Anderson, 
Elder. 

Auditing Committee— W. F. Hollingsworth, H. H. Cassady, G. A. 
Durham, Elder. 

Resolution of Thanks— Melton Clark, J. W. Bason, Elder, J. L. 
Yandell. 

In answer to the Fayetteville Presbytery Overture, sent 
down through the Synod, to make the Ecclesiastical Year 
co-inside with the Calendar Year, the following was adopted: 

"The Presbytery of Orange think it not advisable to have any change 
in our Ecclesiastical Year." 

The Executive Committee on the Bible Cause presented the 
following report, which was adopted: 



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BIBLE CAUSE. 

In presenting our report your Committee would stress the great woric 
of the American Bible Society, which is world-wide Bible distribution. 

It is recognized as the chief agent for overtaking this great world-task. 
Therefore, its work is essential to whole interprise of Christian Evange- 
lization, and command favor with the whole Christian Church. That 
fact might lead to the conclusion that the Society would have ample 
funds for carrying on its large and expensive work. It has enlarged 
resources — by the gifts, legacies and collections from co-operating 
churches — it has now an endowment of $2,275,000. yielding an income 
of more than $100,000 annually. But the scope of endeavor is enlarging, 
and there is increasing need, for the extension of the reach of achieve- 
ment. So its call comes to the churches to co-operate in the open field 
of world evangelization. 

In responding to this call we have definite encouragement in the work 
already done. 

One aim of the American Bible Society is to overtake Bible destitution 
in our own land. Last year 600,000 copies of the Scriptures were dis- 
tributed among all classes and colors and races, and still the destitution 
is really appalling. 

Her purpose also is to do the same work in foreign land, and that 
purpose is carried into effect with, sometimes, amazing success. 1,853,- 
845 volumes of the scriptures were distributed in the foreign field last 
year. In China the Society surpassed any previous year of its work — 
give them 1,168,562 volumes of the scriptures. She has more than 
450,000 volumes in circulation in Japan. 

The funds of this organization are directed toward the prosecution of 
its ever enlarging work, with its increasing expenses, but looking toward 
an ever widening scope of endeavor, which shall yield abounding 
harvests unto the glory of God's own Word. Therefore the call is still 
loud and long, that we continue to respond with our devoted interest 
and generosity. 

The apportionment of Orange Presbytery to this cause is $223. Last 
year our gifts were $254, an advance of apportionment ,$31 and an increase 
over the previous year $9. 

We emphasize the fact that the Society invites pastors and people to 
co-operate in supplying Bibles by free distribution where they are needed 
and thereby aid in overcoming the vast destitution about us. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

H. S. Bradshaw, Chairman. 

The Special Committee appointed to dispose of the Mann 
Legacy at High Point, made following report which was 
received as information and adopted: 



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Your Committee on the Legacy at High Point beg to report that the 
lot has been sold for $200.00 and the amount is now in bank awaiting the 
execution of a deed by Hon. A. M. Scales, Trustee of Presbytery. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

A. S. CALDWEiyi., Chairman. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery submitted the following report 
which was approved: 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 



From April ist to September 21st, 1912. 





Bal. 


Receipts 


Disburse- 


Bal. 




4-1 




ments 


9-21 




$ 88 


$1,140.59 


$1,141.47 




Assembly's Home Missions . . 




667.39 


654.95 


$12.44 


Local Home Missions 




1,686.07 


1,686.07 




Education and Reiief 




535,31 


■ 535-31 








203.66 


191.30 


12.36 


Publication and S. S. Work . . 




73-65 


62.40 


11.25 




• • 38.99 


262.15 


290.84 


10.30 






5^-63 


39.16 


12.47 


Schools and Colleges ... 




96.99 


96.99 




Glade Valley School 




127.00 


127.00 




Total 


• ■ $39-87 


$4,844-44 


$4,825.49 


$58.82 


Balance in Bank of Alamance, 


I58.82. 









Respectfully Submitted, 

E. C. Murray, Treasurer. 

The Rev. W. M. Walsh, representing the Rev. W. T. 
Walker, Supt. of the Orphans' Home, was now heard with 
much interest in relation to the work and needs of the 
Orphans' Home. 

The Presbytery, through the Moderator, made a suitable 
response of appreciation for the address, and in this connec- 
tion, the Executive Committee on the Orphans' Home sub- 
mitted the following report and recommendations which were 
adopted: 

ORPHAN'S HOME. 

We rejoice at the favorable report that has been submitted, both of 
material and spiritual well being, and in order that the work may not 
suffer, We recommend — 

1st. That every Sabbath School take one offering every month, as 
ordered by the Synod, for the Orphanage, and remit the same promptly. 



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2nd. To furnish a list of those to whom Mr. Walker might send 
literature that might interest them in the Home. 

3rd. That each Session appoint a representative of the Institution, 
through whom the sympathy and support of the people might be enlisted. 

4th. That the pastors and ofi&cers co-operate earnestly with the men 
chosen by the Regents to secure the $50,000. authorized by the Synod 
for the equipment fund so necessary, and we would suggest that those 
in charge of small churches that will not be visited by him, make a 
special effort now to secure money for this cause. 

W. T. Thompson, Jr., Chairman. 

The Standing Order to hear the report of the Executive 
Committee on Local Home Missions was now observed. The 
report was read by the Chairman, Rev. S. M. Rankin, 
and received, and pending its consideration, the Rev. E. R. 
Leyburn, D. D., preached a strong Home Mission sermon on 
the text, Deut. 1:21. 

At the close of the sermon the report went over as unfinished 
business and recess was taken until 2:20 p. m. The exercises 
were closed with prayer by the Rev. H. S. Bradshaw. 

SECOND DAY— Afternoon Session. 

Bethel Church, N. C, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 191 2. 

Presbytery met at 2:30 o'clock p. m. and resumed business. 

A letter was read from the Rev. P. H. Gwynn giving an 
account of his work and asking to be excused for absence 
from this meeting. The request was granted, and the Rev. 
Dr. Neal L. Anderson was also excused for absence from this 
meeting. 

The Committee to install the Rev. C. H. Phipps at Asheboro 
made the following report, which was approved: 

The Committee appointed to install Rev. Chas. H. Phipps at Asheboro' 
met with the congregation for that purpose on Tuesday after the first 
Sunday in July. Dr. Melton Clark, Rev. W. T. Thompson, Rev. A. C. 
McAlister being present. Dr. Clark preached the sermon and charged 
the people. W. T. Thompson presided, propounded the constitutional 
questions and charged the pastor. The meeting was closed with the 
singing of a hymn and the Apostolic Benediction. 

W. T. Thompson, Moderator. 



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The Committee to install the Rev. J. W. Goodman at 
Bethlehem and Saxapahaw Churches, made the following 
report, which was approved: 

The Committee appointed to install Rev. J. W. Goodman at Bethlehem 
and Saxapahaw performed that duty as directed on Sunday, Apr. 26, 191 2. 

D. Mclver, Chairman. 

The report of the Executive Committee on Assembly Home 
Missions was submitted and adopted, as follows: 

ASSEMBLY HOME MISSIONS. 

The Committee on Assembly Home Missions report contributions from 
the churches of Orange Presbytery for this cause for year ending March 
31st, 1912 of $1,928, this amount being less than half the apportionment 
of the Presbytery for this cause for the present year, namely $4,921. It 
is evident therefore that there is great need for emphasis to be laid upon 
this work among our own people. 

There are many indications on all sides of an awakening of interest in 
this great cause in all the denominations, and special attention is called 
to the Home Mission Week to be observed by all the evangelical churches 
in America, November 17-24. The program for this week has been 
carefully prepared and if the matter is entered into heartily by the 
different congregations there will come a new and more intelligent 
interest in this cause. 

Your Committee has not been able to secure the amounts contributed 
for the cause of Colored Evangelization, independently of the general 
cause, but it believes that there has been a lessening of interest in this 
cause throughout the church at large, as well as in our own Presbytery. 
The encouraging feature of this part of the work is the continued 
activity of Stillman Institute and the successful work inaugurated by 
Rev. John Little in Louisville. We believe that this work will make 
itself felt throughout the entire church. 

With the prospective opening of the Panama Canal the question in- 
volved in the the subject of Foreign Immigration will become more 
acute here in North Carolina, and we believe our people should respond 
more heartily to the efforts of the Assembly's Committee to reach these 
strangers coming in to our gates in all their spiritual need and destitu- 
tion. 

We call attention to the increasing interest shown in our joint Mission- 
ary Magazine, The Survey, and to the combination of Home Missions 
with the other great causes of the Church in the Prayer Calendar for 1913. 

Your Committee would recommend that in observing the Monthly 
Concert of Prayer, the cause of Home Missions should be included. 



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We further recommend that our Sunday Schools, so far as practicable 
observe the Children's Day Exercises iij connection with a special day 
set apart for Home Missions. 

Neai. L. Anderson, Chairman. 

The unfinished business, viz. — The Report of the Executive 
Committee on Local Home Missions was taken up, anci the 
recommendations were read and adopted seriatim. The re- 
port as a whole was adopted. 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ON HOME MISSIONS. 

Your Committee is encouraged with the present status of the Home 
Mission work within our bounds. We are making no great progress, 
not as we would like to, but some substantial gains, and its prospects are 
good. During the past months we have had fifteen men giving all or a 
part of their time to mission work, and they have supplied thirty-two 
churches and twelve mission points. All of our fields except one are 
now supplied. However, two other churches are vacant because we have 
not been able to perfect the proper grouping. A few other mission 
churches are cared for by neighboring pastors without expense to the 
Presbytery. Of the seventy-five churches in the Presbytery, thirty-seven 
may be considered as belonging to the Home Mission list. 

Most of the Ministers have filled their evangelistic appointments. At 
this early date we are not able to report the number of professions and 
additions from the summer campaign, but we have heard of splendid 
results in many of the meetings. 

Financial. A complete financial statement will be made at the 
Spring Meeting of Presbytery. Exactly two thirds of our churches have 
given nothing to this cause so far this year. The other one third of the 
churches have given $1,286.86. At this time we are 1:645 in debt. With 
our present supplies it requires about $1,000. per quarter to meet our 
obligations. Some measure ought to be taken by the Presbytery to 
make the pastors and sessions feel the responsibility of contributing to 
this great work regularly and the full apportionment asked of their 
churches. The needs are appalling and the opportunity for saving souls 
is unlimited, but your Committee is helpless unless the churches supply 
the money. 

We recommend, 

1. That $100.00 per year be appropriated for mission work at Gibson- 
ville, this point to be .supplied by the pastor of Bethel and Springwood. 

2. That A. M. Scales, trustee of manse property at Vanceyville, be 
authorized to sell the property. 

3. That all our churches, as far as practicable, observe Home Mission 
week as recommended by the General Assembly. 

S. M. Rankin, Chairman. 



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The following report was submitted by the Chairman, Rev. 
S. M. Rankin, with the above report: 

SYNODICAL HOME MISSIONS. 

During the current Synodical year six permanent men have been 
secured for our mission work; Rev. Robt. King to succeed Rev. G. W. 
Belk, who resigned February ist, to take a position in Kentucky. Revs. 
F. F. Jones and P. L. Clark in Albemarle Presbytery; Revs. W. M. Shaw 
and I. M. Gibbs in Wilmington Presbytery, and Rev. J. W. Rosborough 
in Concord Presbytery. In all, thirty-seven men labored in the Synodical 
field this year, and every field has been supplied for a whole or part of 
the time. The tabulated results of these labors cannot be given until the 
reports for the third quarter ending September 30, have been received, 
but enough is known now to assure us of a year of great blessing in 
every department of the work. 

The work has been sustained and $500. paid on the note in bank. It 
is hoped that enough funds will be received by the meeting of Synod to 
pay obligations due for the last quarter and also pay the balance due on 
the note in bank, thus bringing this cause entirely out of debt, for the 
first time in about nine years. 

M. McG. Shields. 
Superintendent. 

The Rev. W. F. Hollingsworth, Principal, was now heard 
in the interest of the Glade Valle}^ High School. After con- 
siderable discussion touching the financial condition and needs 
of the school, the Presbytery elected the Rev. S. M. Rankin, 
Superintendent of Home Missions, to give six weeks of his 
time in an effort to raise the money to complete the Boy's 
Building and to pay off the indebtedness of the institution. 

The Special Committee to bring in the report on the tenta- 
tive report of the Synod Ad-interim Committee on readjusting 
the boundaries of the Presbyteries and forming new Presby- 
teries, made the following report which was adopted, and the 
Rev. Drs. Leyburn and Clark were appointed to defend this 
report before the Synod. It is as follows: 

The Special Committee to whom was referred the report of the Ad- 
Interim Committee of Synod of the division of Synod into ten Presby- 
teries, would respectfully report that we are unalterably opposed to any 
change which would change the present boundaries of Orange Presby- 
tery. We are also opposed to the other changes proposed, except as 



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they relate to the division of Fayetteville Presbytery. Owing to the 
numerical strength of that Presbytery, we approve of any division of its 
territory which meets with the approval of its own members. 

E. R, Leyburn, Chairman. 

The Rev. Dr. D. I. Craig, Chairman of the Historical Com- 
mittee, made a report in reference to the proposed monument 
or stone to be erected over the grave of the Rev. Hugh Mc- 
Aden at Red House Church. He reported that the descend- 
ants of the pioneer missionary in Charlotte, N. C. and else- 
where, had voluntarily provided the means for the erection of 
a suitable stone, and that it would be erected at an early date. 
The report was approved and the following resolution was 
adopted : 

Resolved: That Orange Presbytery, through the Chairman of Synods 
Historical Committee, Dr. D. I. Craig, express to the decendants of Rev. 
Hugh McAden, our high appreciation of their action in erecting a stone 
at his grave commemorating his pious devotion to the cause of Christ, 
his eminent ability and his useful life, and that Presbytery requests the 
donors of the stone, to be erected at the grave of Rev. Hugh McAden at 
Red House Church, to grant to Orange Presbytery the privilege of 
unveiling the stone. The date for this event to be fixed at a time 
agreeable to the parties concerned, and the arrangements for the unveil- 
ing to be made by the session of Red House Church and Dr. Craig with 
the approval of the donors. 

The following persons were nominated for Commissioners to 
the next General Assembly: Principals, Rev. S. M. Rankin 
and Dr. E. C. Murray, and Ruling Elders, G. W. Watts and 
W. F. Carter. Alternates, in the above order, Rev. W. O. 
Sample and Dr. Neal L. Anderson, and Ruling Elders G. W. 
Montcastle and L- Richardson. 

It was ordered that the Stated Clerk print in the next 
Spring Minutes of Presbytery the names of the Commissioners 
sent to the Assembly, and their respective Churches, for the 
past ten years. 

Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by the Rev. Carl 
Barth to meet tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock. 



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THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

Bethel Church, N. C, Thursday, Sept. 26, 1912. 

Presbytery met at 9:30 o'clock A. m. and the devotional 
exercises were conducted by the Rev. W. O. Sample. 

The Minutes of yesterday's sessions were read, corrected 
and approved. 

A communication from the Rev. Dr. Vardell, one of 
the Regents of the Orphan's Home, was received and read 
urging the Presbytery to meet its part of the $50,000 pledged 
for improvements at the Home, and so much needed, by the 
coming meeting of Synod. The appeal was received as in- 
formation, without formal action. 

A letter from the Rev. J. W. Bowers was read, and he was 
excused for abeence from this meeting of Presbytery on ac- 
count of sickness. 

The report of the Permanent Committee on Systematic 
Beneficence and apportionments was submitted by the Chair- 
man, Rev. Dr. E. C. Murray, and pending its consideration, 
the Rev. C. H. Pratt of East Hanover Presbytery was invited 
to sit as a corresponding member and introduced to Presby- 
tery, and addressed the Presbytery concerning the "Million 
and a Half Campaign" and the Evangelistic Effort. The 
report went over as unfinished business. 

The standing order to hear the report of the Executive 
Committee on Foreign Missions was now observed . The Rev. 
E. R. Leyburn, D. D., Chairman, presided and read the 
report, and pending its consideration, the Rev. C. H. Pratt 
addressed the Presbytery on the "Adequate support for our 
Missionaries and how to secure it." 

The recommendations of the report were taken up seriatim 
and adopted, and the report as a whole was adopted. It is as 
follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Your Committee would respectfully report that by the blessings of God 
upon us, our Southern Church last year, for the first time, crossed the 
half million dollar line, the total receipts for Foreign Missions being 



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I504.803. This represents an increase from living donors of $82,000 over 
the preceeding year. 

A total of 3,483 members were added to our churches in Mission lands, 
an average of 35 additions for each ordained foreign missionary, as 
against an average of 8 additions for each ordained minister in the home 
land. This is a striking indication of the blessing of God upon this 
v^ork, when we consider the difiaculties in the way of the foreign Mission- 
ary and the hardships under which he works. 

The total amount contributed by the churches of Orange Presbytery 
to Foreign Missions during the year was $18,786 as against $18,298 the 
year before, a gain of $488 for the year. The per capita gifts of the 
members of the Presb3'tery were $2.54 as against $2.46 the year before, a 
gain of 8 cents per member. We are thankful, of course, for even this 
small gain, but regret that it was not very much larger. 

The per capita contributions of the members of our Assembly as a 
whole were $1.72. Thus it will be seen that our Presbytery is considera- 
bly above the average of the Assembly as a whole, but still we come very 
far short of the average of $4.00 per member asked by the Assembly 
from all our churches for Foreigu Missions. 

The following churches constitute the Presbytery's Honor Roll, having 
contributed over I4.00 per member to Foreign Missions: 



Church 


Amount 


Per Capiti 




$ 618.00 


$38.69 


Winston, ist 


5,521.00 


7-50 


Church of the Covenant . 


1,039.00 


6.30 




2,557-oo 


6.10 


Greensboro, ist 


4,282.00 


5-47 


North Wilkesboro . . . . 


411.00 


4-47 


Westminster 


1,391.00 


4.18 



These seven churches, which comprise about one third of the member- 
ship of the Presbytery contributed nearly five sixths of the total amount 
given by the Presbytery to Foreign Missions. Forty-two other churches 
of the Presbytery contributed an aggregate of $3,466. The following 
twenty-four churches are credited in the minutes of the General Assembly 
with no contribution to Foreign Missions for the year: 

Greenwood, Elim (col), Springwood, Beulah (col), Clark Memorial, 
Bessemer Avenue, Wentworth, Jamestown, North Eno, Bethesda, Pleas- 
ant Grove, Glade Valley, Delane, Carson Memorial, Rocky Ridge, 
Asbury, Sandy Ridge, Pine Hall, Danbury, Winston 2nd, Thomasville, 
Jefferson, Ebenezer, Obids. 

These figures and names are given not to make invidious comparisons, 
but it is done at the suggestion of the Executive Committee at Nashville, 
that the officers and members of each church may see clearly just where 



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their church stands and what it is doing in comparison with what it is 
asked to do by the Assembly, and in comparison with what other churches 
are doing, and in the hope that all the churches may be aroused to a 
more earnest effort to reach the $4.00 per member asked by the Assembly 
as a minimum average from all the churches. 

The General Assembly has directed that in the future, no new mission- 
ary shall be sent to the field unless his travelling expenses have been 
provided, and an annual contribution of $1,000.00 pledged for his support. 
Many of the churches and individuals who are now credited with sup- 
porting a missionary are giving much less than this amount. This is 
one. of the chief causes of the debt that now hampers the work of our 
Committee, as it costs, on the average, $1,000 a year to support each of 
our missionaries. 

We therefore recommend that all the individuals and churches of the 
Presbytery supporting individual missionaries be urged to raise at least 
$r,ooo for each missionary thus supported, or if they are not able to do 
so, that they share the support of their missionary with some other 
church or individual. 



The report of the Committee on Systematic Beneficence and 
Apportionments was again taken up as unfinished business. 
The recommendations were considered seriatim, amended and 
adopted. The report as a whole was adopted, and is as 
follows: 

SYSTEMATIC BENEFICENCE AND APPORTIONMENTS. 

Your Committee herewith submits the revised table of Apportionments 
for 1913-4. (See Appendix. ) We recommend that the fund for Schools 
and Colleges be apportioned, not at a level rate of fifty cents per member 
on all churches, but on a graduated scale according to our general plan. 

Inasmuch as our Table of Apportionments is made out on the basis of 
amounts called for by the General Assembly, Synod and Presbytery as 
the minimum amounts needed, we urge upon every church the impor- 
tance of raising their full apportionments. 

To meet the calls upon the Presbyterial Fund, the churches are re- 
quested to pay that assessment in regular quarterly or semi-annual in- 
stallments. 

We again urge that all our churches adopt the Assembly's Plan of 
church finances and emphasize its. essential elements: 

I. Two Committees and two Treasurers— Congregational ex- 
penses being separated from benficence, and a separate committee on 
beneficence being appointed with a special treasurer for those funds. 



Respectfully Submitted, 




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2. Every Member Canvass — An annual canvass of every member 
of the church being made for both budgets, congregational and 
beneficient. 

3. Envelope Collections — All subscriptions being paid through 
envelopes (preferabl}^ the duplex) on every Sunday the church has- 
preaching services. 

We recommend that the amounts collected for beneficence be divided 
in the ratio used as the basis of our Table of Apportionments: Foreign' 
Missions, 30 per cent; Assembly's Home Missions,/^ per cent; Educatioii 
and Relief. 10 per cent. Orphan's Home, 10 per cent. Publication and 
Sunday School Work, 1% per cent. Presbyterial Fund, '2% p^s^xt^fit. 
Bible Cause, % per cent. Synodical Schools and Colleges, 10^4: per cen.. 

We recommend that our Stated Clerk have printed the above recom- 
mendations as to paying apportionments, using the Assembly's Plan, 
and dividing the funds, and send copies to every pastor and session. 

The General Assembly has directed that its four Executive Committees ^ 
with the help of the Laymen's Missionary Movement, inaugurate a 
campaign for the following purposes: i. To have conducted a simul- 
taneous every member canvass in each church during the month of 
March. 2. To have one million dollars pledged for the work of the 
Assembly's four Executive Committees for 1913-4. 2. To raise _a half 
million dollars within three years as a special equipment fund for those 
four Committees. 4. To have this financial effort accompanied by 
earnest evangelistic work. 

The Assembly's Campaign Committee calls upon every Presbytery to 
conduct a vigorous campaign for these ends, and to hold an Educational 
Conference of all church workers some time before March. In regard 
to this call, we would say that our Presbytery has already done these 
things. I. Our proportion of the million dollars asked for has been 
apportioned among our chuches, 2. A very successful conference of 
church officers was held last Februar}', an excellent report adopted, and 
a thousand copies distributed in our congregations. 3. The Assembly's 
financial plan is being presented to our churches and adopted in many. 
4. Our contributions to beneficence have in the past three years increased 
by 88 per cent, from $30,850 to |58,i53- 

As to the half million dollars for the equipment of our Assembly's 
Committees, we fully realize the need of such equipment, and commend 
to our churches the effort to secure it. 

E. C. Murray, Chairman. 



Presbytery then took recess until 1:30 o'clock p. m. 



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THIRD DAY— Afternoon Session. 

Bethel Church, N. C. Thursday, Sept. 26, 191 2. 
Presbytery met at 1:30 o'clock p. m. and resumed business. 
The Standing Committee on Nominations made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted: 

Your Committee on Nominations make report as follows: 

1. We recommend that Rev. C. E. Hodgin be re-elected to full term 
as Trustee to Davidson College, and that Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D. 
be elected as fourth Trustee for this Presbytery to full term. 

2. We recommend that first group of trustees of Southern Presbyte- 
rian College and Conservatory, whose terms expire at this meeting of 
this presbytery, be reappointed to full term — the following brethren 
composing the group: — Rev. C. H. Hodgin, Rev. R. M. William's, Mr. 
A. M. Scales and S. Strudwick. 

3. We recommend that ist group of Trustees of Glade Valley High 
School, whose term expires at this meeting of Presbytery, be reappointed 
to full term — comprising the following: — Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D , 
Rev. Neal L. Anderson. D. D., Mr T. B. Finley. 

4. We recommend that the following Executive Committees be re- 
flected: Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion and Orphan's Home. 

5. Recommend that General Assembly Home Mission Committee be 
now styled, Permanent Committee on Assembly's Home Mission and 
Evangelism. 

Respectfully Submitteed, 

H. S. BradshaW 
J. A. Gilmer 
Melton Clark 
John Phipps 
Geo. L. Taylor 

The Executive Committee on the Sabbath and Family 
Religion submitted the following report which was adopted 
and requested to be read from the pulpits of all our churches: 

Your Commettee on the Sabbath and Family Religion would respect- 
fully report 

1. That we have made no effort to secure any first hand information 
from our pastors and sessions this year as we judge there has been very 
little change since we made the effort two years ago. 

2. That the narrative sent up last Spring indicate that the Sabbath is 
well observed by about seventy per cent of our members, and family 
worship is observed by about twelve per cent of our families. 



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It can readily be seen that family worship is sadly neglected still. 
But the same report indicates that the training of the children in our 
homes is faithfully done in eighty per cent of our homes. This apparent 
discrepancy may be accounted for in part by the fact that the mothers 
are doing their duty far better than the fathers and is a loud call to 
fathers to be more faithful in establishing the family altar. In connec- 
tion it might be well to call attention of our pastors to the little book, 
"The Family Altar" gotten out by our Publication Committee by 
direction of the Assembly. This book might prove a valuable aid when 
properly used, to many parents in their religious devotions. We would 
also call attention to the splendid helps given in connection with the 
Sunday School lessons in the Earnest Worker. 

3. That with reference to the better observance of the Sabbath, we 
note with great pleasure the signal victory which has been won for that 
large army of men employed in the first and second class post offices in 
the United States. When we consider the large number affected, this is 
one of the greatest, if indeed not the very greatest, single achievement 
ever won in this country by the advocates of one day of rest in seven for 
all who labor. But much yet remains to be done for there are yet up- 
wards of three millions of people who have to do Sunday work, and on 
account of the great hue and cry raised especially by many of the Sunday 
Newspapers, it is going to require vigorous effort to prevent the annulling 
or repealing of this very beneficial law of Congress. 

We would recommend therefore 

1. That our pastors continue to preach at least once a year on each of 
these two vital themes. 

2. That Presbytery express its gratification with the enacting of the 
recent law which grants the Sabbath rest to a large number of our people. 

3. That our people use all honorable efforts to see that our present 
laws are retained and enforced, and that additional legislation, such as is 
needed, be enacted for the protection of those who toil ami that they 
especially exert themselves toward creating a healthy public sentiment 
that it is just as important to obey the law which says, "Remember the 
Sabbath, etc. — " as the one which says, "Thou shalt not steal." 

Respectfully Submitted, 

J. W. Goodman 
H. S. Bradshaw 

The Permanent Committee on the Printed and Official 
Records of the Presbj^ery made the following report which 
was adopted: 

Your Committee on the Printed and Official Records of Presbytery 
would respectfully report that they have examined the printed Minutes 
of last session and find them accurately transcribed, neatly and correctly 



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printed and recommend that tliey be made the oflScial records of the 
Presbytery. 

J. W. Goodman, Chairman. 

Two of the Trustees of Davidson College, and Mr. J. A.* 
White, Trustee of the Southern Presbyterian College and 
Conservatory of music made verbal reports of these institu- 
tions which were received as information. 

Calls from the Buffalo, Bessemer Avenue and Midway 
Churches for the pastoral services of Licentiate Geo. W. 
Oldham were presented, read, found in order, placed in Mr. 
Oldham's hands, and accepted by him. The three churches 
promise a salary of $1,000 and the time given to each to be 
arranged among themselves. 

The Presbytery then proceeded to his examination wath a 
view to ordination. He was examined on Experimental 
Religion, Theology, Church History, Church Government and 
the Sacraments, separately, and in open Presbtery, and each 
examination was sustained as satisfactory. 

The Standing Committee on the Minutes of the Assembly 
made the following report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINUTES OF ASSEMBLY. 
Your Committee would respectfully report that they have examined 
the Minutes of the Assembly and find the following overtures sent down 
for the advice and consent of the Presbyteries: 

1. Amendment to the Confession of Faith, Chapter 10, Section 3, by 
changing the adjective "Elect" into the participle "being elect"; and 
then set off the participial clause with coma, so that the section amended 
will read as follows: — "Being elect, all infants dying in infancy, are 
regenerated and saved by Christ through the Spirit, who worketh where, 
when and how he pleaseth. So also are other elect persons, who are 
incapable of being outwardly called by the ministry of the word (See 
Minutes page 38.) 

2. Amendment to the Form of Government, paragraph 87, so that 
beginning on the fourth line it shall read, "Every Presbytery shall be 
entitled to send one Minister and one Ruling Elder; but if the communi- 
cants in the churches and Ministers on the roll together be over 4,000. it 
shall send an additional Minister and Ruling Elder; and in like propor- 
tion for every 4,000 communicants and ministers. (Minutes page 35.) 

3. Amendment to Paragraph 94 by striking out the whole of the first 
sentence in the paragraph, and substitute the following words in its 
place: "The Synod and the General Assembly may, at their own dis- 



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cretion, conimit any case of trial coming before them on appeal to the 
judgment of a commission, composed of others than members of the 
court from which the case shall come up. Except that cases affecting 
doctrine shall be tried by the court itself. The commission of a Synod 
etc, (Paragraph to continue as at present) (Minutes p. 36-37.) 

4. Amendment to Paragraph 132-134 (Form of Government Chapter 
VI. Section 6): i — strike out paragraph 4 as far as the words "head in 
divinity" aud substitute the following, viz: The Presbytery shall 
examine each candidate on Theology, natural and revealed, the Sacra: 
ments and Church Government. It shall also examine him as to his 
knowledge of the latin language, mental philosophy, logic, rhetoric, 
ethics, the natural science and similar subjects, and upon the original 
languages of the Holy Scriptures and ecclesiastical history: or in lieu 
of the examinations on any of these academic studies, it may accept a 
certificate from an approved college, and in lieu of the examination on 
the original languages of scripture and ecclesiastical history, it ma}' 
accept a certificate from an approved Theological Seminary. Moreover, 
the Presbytery shall require a discussion in Latin or in English of a 
thesis on some common head of divinity." 

2. Strike out the opening words of Paragraph 6 as far as the words 
"teacher of theology" and substitute for the same the following viz: 
"No Presbytery shall omit any of these parts of trial except in ex- 
traordinary cases." (Minutes page 25.) 

3. At the end of paragraph 6 the following words be added, viz: that 
the foregoing provision, mutatis mutandis, shall apply to the examination 
for ordination of extraordinary cases." (Minutes page 25.) 

Your Committee recommended that all these matters be put on the 
docket for consideration at our Spring Meeting. 

We also notice on page 34 of the Minutes, the Assembly adopted the 
recommendation of the Committee on the State of Religion in the 
churches, and would urge our pastors and churches to heed the in- 
junction of the Assembly, who "directs its constituent Presbyteries to 
organize and conduct an earnest campaign in each congregation directed 
to four specific ends." 

C. E. Robinson, Chairman 

C. E. HODGIN 
T. Y. CHANDI.ER 

The Commission to organize a Presbyterian Cliiirch at 
Spray, N. C. made the following report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMISSION TO ORGANIZE THE SPRAY PRES- 
BYTERIAN CHURCH. 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to organize a church 
in the town of Spray, report that they met in the Colonnade Hotel, 



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spray, N. C, June 25, 1912, at 11 a. m., and was constituted with prayer. 
There were present: Ministers, S. M. Rankin, Moderator; D. I. Craig, 
D. D., E. C. Murray. D. D., and N. R. Claytor, and Elder J. V. Price. 
Rev. E. C. Murray was elected Clerk. After a conference on the state 
of affairs in Leaksville and Spray, recess was taken. 

The Commission met in the Leaksville Church at 4 p. m. and after 
conference with the ofiScers of that church in Executive Session, decided 
to organize a separate church at Spray that evening. 

They met again in the Spray Chapel at 8:15 p. m. with the congrega- 
tion. After devotional exercises the Moderator invited all persons 
wishing to unite v,^ith the new church to come forward and apply to the 
session of the Leaksville church for testimonials, and to be received on 
profession of faith. The Session met, Moderated by Rev. E. C. Murray, 
and dismissed twenty-nine members to unite with the Spray Church. 
Three others were received by the Commission on profession of faith. 

All these persons then entered into the solemn covenant prescribed by 
our constitution and were duly organized into a church. 

The following officers were elected by the congregation: W. R. 
Walker and John P. Price, Elders C. T. Martin, and W. J. Boughn, 
Deacons. Messrs. Walker and Price were installed and the others 
ordained and installed in their respective offices by the Commission, 
Rev. D. I. Craig delivering the charges. 

On motion the church was named by the congregation "The Spray 
Presbyterian Church." 

With the advice and consent of the officers of the two churches, the 
Commission recommended the following division of the pastor's time: 
Spray, three mornings and one evening a month; Leaksville, three 
evenings and one morning; Bethel Chapel, fifth Sundays and one after- 
noon a month. 

The Commission then adjourned with prayer and the benediction. 

vS. M. Rankin, Moderator 
E. C. Murray, Clerk 

The Commission to ordain and install Licentiate C. H. 
Phipps at Thomasville, N. C. made the following report 
which was approved: 

REPORT OF COMMISSION TO ORDAIN AND INSTALL LICEN- 
TIATE C. H. PHIPPS PASTOR OF THE THOMASVILLE 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to ordain and install 
Licentiate C. H. Phipps pastor of the Thomasville Presbyterian Church, 
report that they met on Sunday evening, June 23rd, 1912 in the Thomas- 
ville Presbyterian Church. There were present. Rev. S. M. Rankin, 



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Moderator; Rev. J. A. Gilmer, Rev. M. McG. Shields and Ruling Elder 
A. C. McAlister, of the Asheboro Presbyterian Church. The Commission 
was duly constituted with prayer by the Moderator, and Rev. M. McG. 
Shields was requested to act as Secretary. 

Rev. M, McG. Shields preached a sermon from John 12:24. The 
Moderator stated the actions of the Presbytery leading up to this moment. 
The Licentiate then entered upon ordination vows, and was solemnly 
ordained to the Gospel Ministry by the laying on of the hands of the 
Commission and prayer by the Moderator. Rev. C. H. Phipps having 
previously signified to the Presbytery his willingness to accept the call 
of the Thomasville Church to become its pastor, the congregation and 
the pastor-elect answered the questions and assumed the obligations 
incident to the pastoral relation. Rev. J. A, Gilmer delivered the charge 
to the pastor and the charge to the congregation was delivered by 
Rev. S. M. Rankin. The Moderator then officially declared Rev. 
C. H. Phipps duly ordained, elected and installed pastor of the 
Thomasville Presbyterian Church. 

The Commission then adjourned with prayer by Rev. J. A. Gilmer. 

S. M. Rankin, Moderator 
M. McG. Shields, Secretary 

The examining Committee on Greek, Hebrew and Logic 
reported through the Rev. Carl Barth that they had examined 
Licentiate G. W. Oldham on these branches of learning, and 
recommended that the examination be sustained as satisfactory 
part of trial. Adopted. 

Presbytery then heard a sermon as a part of the trial, by 
Licentiate G. W. Oldham on the text — "And as thyi servant 
was busy here and there, he was gome" I Kings 20:40. The 
roll was called and the members of Presbytery expressed 
favorable criticisms of the sermon. The sermon was sustained 
as a satisfactory part of trial, and the examinations as a whole 
were sustained as satisfactory. 

The Presbytery then proceeded to the ordination of the 
Candidate: whereupon the Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D. pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions, which being answered 
in the affirmative, the Presbytery did solemnly set apart 
Licentiate George W. Oldham to the full work of the Gospel 
Ministry by prayer and the laying on of the hands of the 
Presbytery after the apostolic example. 



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On motion it was ordered that when Presbytery adjourns, 
it do so to meet in the Leaksville Church, Leaksville, N. C, 
on Monday, October 7, 1912, at 1 1 o'clock A. m. 

Historical Sketches of Churches were called for, and the 
Rev. R. M. Williams presented a sketch of the Church of 
the Covenant, Greensboro, N. C, which was accepted with 
thanks without reading, and ordered to be filed in the Archives 
of Presbytery. 

The Presbyterian Church at Graham, N. C. was unanimous- 
1}^ chosen as the place for the next regular stated meeting of 
Presbytery, and the time was fixed for Tuesday, April 8, 191 3, 
at 8 o'clock p. M. 

The Rev. C. E. Hodgin reported his attendance and also 
that of the Rev. E. R. Leyburn and Ruling Elder J. A. Ran- 
kin, upon the Sessions of the General Assembly at Bristol, 
Tenn. as Commissioners. The report was approved. 

The following resolutions of thanks offered by Dr. Clark 
were adopted by a rising vote; 

Resolved: ist. That the Presbytery of Orange express to the Session 
and congregation of Bethel Church our sincere appreciation of their 
cordial, abundant and gracious hospitality. With courteous efficiency 
the members of this church have ministered to the needs of the Presby- 
tery and we pray that God shall graciously bless them, and as they have 
ministered to us in things material and temporal may God minister to 
them of His abundant mercy in things spiritual. 

2nd. That a copy of these resolutions be read from this pulpit at the 
next regular service. 

The Standing Committee on Installations made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted: — i. We recommend that Rev. 
W. T. D. Moss be installed at Chapel Hill on October the 
13th, 191 2, if the way be clear, and that the Rev. Melton 
Clark, D. D. preach and propound the questions. Rev. 
E. R. Eeyburn, D. D. charge the pastor, and Hon. A. M. 
Scales charge the people. 

2. That Rev. Geo. W. Oldham be installed at Buffalo 
Church, October 20, 191 2 at 3:30 p. m., and that Dr. Clark 



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preside, propound the questions and charge the pastor, and 
that Rev. C. E. Hodgin preach the sermon, and Ruling Elder 
J. M. Hendrix charge the people. 

3. That at Midway Church, Rev. Geo. W. Oldham be 
installed on October 27, 191 2 at 3:30 p. m., and that Rev. C. 
E. Hodgin preside, propound the questions and charge the 
pastor, and Rev. Dr. Clark preach the sermon, and Ruling 
Elder E. J. Davis charge the people. 

4. That Rev. Geo. W. Oldham be installed at Bessemer 
Avenue Church, October 20, 191 2 at 7:30 p. m. and that Rev. 

C. E. Hodgin preside, propound the questions and charge the 
pastor, and Rev. R. M. Williams preach the sermon and 
Ruling Elder T. R. Foust charge the people. 

W. T. Thompson, Jr., Chairman. 
The Standing Committee on Leave of Absence made the 
following report which was approved: 

Your Committee have excused the following persons: 

Excused After First Day — Rev. H. H, Cassady 

Excused After Second Day — Rev, J. A. Gilmer, Mr. N. E. Rankin, 
Prof. Geo. McKie, Rev. J. L. Yandell. 

Excused After Third Day — Rev. A. S, Caldwell, Mr. J. W. Bason, 
Messrs. G. L. Taylor, Geo. A. Durham, G. W. Lashley, G. L. Barn^tt, 
J. D. Bason, James Anderson, Revs. W. O. Sample, Carl Barth, E. R. 
Leyburn, H. S. Bradshaw. 

W. O. Sample, Chairman. 

The motion was now made to adjourn. The minutes of 
today's session were read and approved. The Presbytery 
united in singing the hymn "Blest be the tie that binds, etc." 
after which the Presbytery did adjourn to meet in the Leaks- 
ville Presbyterian Church on October 7, 191 2 at 11 o'clock 
A. M., with prayer and the Apostolic Benediction by the Rev. 

D. I. Craig, D. D. 

T. R. Foust, Moderator. 

J. W. Goodman 
W. E. Andkrson 

Temporary Clerks 
Attest: D. I. Craig, 

Stated Clerk. 



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168 



DIRECTORY. 



The following is a complete Director}- for the present time, having 
been amended by filling vacancies, September 1912. 

OFFICERS. 

Moderator— Elder T. R. Foust, Greensboro, N. C. 
Stated Ci.ERK— Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Reidsville, N C. 
Treasurer— Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., Graham, N. C. 

TRUSTEES. 

1. OE Presbytery— Mr. J. M. Rogers, Winston, N. C; Mr. L. B. 
Holt, Graham, N. C; Mr. R. R. King, Greensboro. N. C; Mr. A. M. 
Scales, Greensboro, N. C; Mr. J. W. Scott, Greensboro, N. C. 

2. On Davidson CoIvI^EGE— Rev. C. E. Hodgin, (Fall of 1916) Rev. 
D. I. Craig, D. D. (Fall of 1913) ; Rev. Geo. W. Watts, (Fall of 1914): 
Rev. Neal h. Anderson, D. D., (Fall of 1916). 

3. Of the Southern Presbyterian College and Conserva- 
tory of Music — ist group, term one year and a half; Rev. S. M, Rankin, 
Mr. J. B. Finley, Mr. E. P. Wharton and Mr. T. B. Fuller. (Fall of 1913) 

2nd group, term of two years and a half; Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., 
Rev. D. Mclver, Mr. J. D. White and Mr. R. W. Scott. (Spring of 1915) 

3rd group, term three years and a half; Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. R. M. 
Williams, Mr. A. M. Scales and Mr. S. Strudwick. (Spring of 1916.) 

4. OF THE Glade Valley High School— ist group, term one 
year; Mr. McBride Holt, Mr. J. h. Patterson and Mr. W. F. Carter. 
(Fall of 1913). 

2nd group, term two years; Rev. S. M. Rankin, Mr. A. M. Scales and 
Mr. A. W. McAlister. (Fall of 1914.) 

3rd group, term 3 years; Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D., Aev. Neal L. 
Anderson, D. D. and Mr. T. B. Finley. (Fall of 1915). 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES. 

1. Local Home Missions— Rev. S. M, Rankin, Chairman, Greens' 
boro, N. C.;Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., Rev. Melton Clark. Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, Rev. C. W. Robinson, Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D., Mr. E. P. 
Wharton, Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. R. P. Richardson, Mr. J. M. Rogers. 

2. Foreign Missions — Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D., Chairman, 
Durham, N. C, Rev. Carl Earth and Mr. J. M. Rogers. 

3. Assembly's Home Missions and Evangelism — Rev. Neal L. 
Anderson, D. D,, Chairman, Winston, N. C, Rev. J. A. Gilmer, Rev. C. 
W. Robinson, Elder T. J. Brown and Ex-Gov. R. B. Glenn. 



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4. Christian Education and Ministkriai. Reuef— Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, Chairman; Greensboro, N. C, Rev. D. Mclver, and Elder E. P. 
Wharton. 

5. Publication and Sabbath Schooi^ Extension — Rev. J. A. 
Gilmer, Chairman; Rev. R. M. Williams, Rev. S. M. Rankin, and 
Elders E. F. Hall and J. R. Foust. 

6. Bible Cause— Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, Chairman, Mr. S. Strudwick 
and D. A. White. 

7. Sabbath and Family Religion — Mr. J. W. Goodman, Chair- 
Man, Rev. H. S. Bradshaw^, Mr, S. Strudwick. 

8. Orphan's Home — Rav. W. T. Thompson, Jr., Chairman, Rev. A. 
S. Caldwell and Mr. G. W. Montcasile. 

9. Synodical Schools and Colleges— Rev. D. Mclver, Chairman, 
Dr. E. C. Murray and Mr. Harvey W^hite. 

10. Woman's Work— Rev. Melton Clark, Chairman, Rev. W. O. 
Sample and Mr. A. T. Whitsett. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES. 

1. Systematic Beneficence and Apportionments — Rev. E. C. 
Mujray, D. D., Chairman and the Chairmen of the Executive Committees, 

2. Printed Records of Presbytery — Rev, J, W, Goodman, 
Chairman, Rev, D, Mclver and W, F, Carter. 

3. Layman's Missionary Movement — Mr, E, J. Davis, Chairmau 
and Representative, 

4. Auditing — Mr, H. W, Scott and Mr. L. B. Williams, 

5. Board of Visitors to Peace Institutb: — Rev. E. R. Leyburn, 
D, D. 

EXAMINING COMMITTEES. 

I. Geography and History — Rev. J. W. Goodman, Rev. S. M. 
Rankin and Rev. J. L. Bowers. 

2 Latin and Greek Exegeses — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. S. M. 
Rankin and Rev. F. M. Hawley. 

3. Greek, Hebrew and Logic — Rev, Melton Clark, Chairman; 
Rev, Carl Barth, Rev, E. R, Leyburn and Rev, W. T. Thompson, Jr. 

4. Mathematics and Ppysical Science— Rev. C. W. Robinson, 
Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., and Rev. J. A. Gilmer. 

5. Mental and Moral Philosophy — Rev. W. F, Hollingsworth, 
Chairman, Rev. C. E. Hodgin and Dr. E. H. Harding. 

6. Theology— Rev. D. I, Craig, D. D,, Rev. E, C. Murray, D. D., 
Rev. Melton Clark, D. D, 

7. Church History — Rev, Neal L. Anderson, D. D., Rev, Carl 
Barth, Rev, D. Mclver and Rev, W. S. Wilhelm. 

8. Church Government and Sacraments— Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, 
Rev. M, McG. Shields and Rev. J. L. Yandell. 



TABLE OF APPORTIONMENTS. 

Revised and Adopted September, 1912. 



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72 




88 


48 


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330 


165 




204 


110 


112 


30 


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120 


6 


3 




3 


2 


2 


1 


1 




4 


84 


42 




50 


28 


28 


8 


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32 


170 


85 




105 


57 


58 


15 


13 




60 


22 


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7 


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180 


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109 


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16 


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64 


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60 


30 




34 


30 


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838 


419 




520 


279 


385 


76 


61 


18 


304 


46 


23 




26 


15 


16 


4 


4 




16 


22 


11 




12 


7 


8 


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8 


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22 


11 




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6 


3 




3 


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1 


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4 


8 


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34 


17 




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11 


12 


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226 




280 


151 


155 


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33 


10 


164 


1566 


783 




970 


522 


534 


142 


113 


35 


568 


10 






5 


3 


3 


1 


1 




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52 


26 




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17 


17 


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20 


192 


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115 


64 


64 


17 


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68 


220 


110 




137 


73 


76 


20 


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80 


100 


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Alamance 

Asbury 

Asheboro 

Bessemer Avenue .. 

Bethany 

Bethel 

Bethesda 

Bethlehem 

Beulah 

Buffalo 

Burlington 

Carson Memorial... 

Chapel Hill 

Church of Covenant 

Clark Memorial 

Cross Roads 

DeLane 

Danbury 

Dan River 

Durham. First 

Durham, Second 

Ebenezer 

Edgemont 

Efland 

Elkin. First 

Elkin, Second 

Elim 

Eno 

Fairfield 

Gilead 

Glade Valley 

Graham 

Greensboro, First .. 

Greenwood 

Griers 

Havpfields 

High Point 

Hillsboro 

Jamestovpn 

Jefferson 

Leaksville 

Lexington 

Little River 

Madison 

Mebane 

Midvsray 

Milton 

Mt. Airy 

New Hope 

North Eno 

North Wilkesboro.. 

Obids 

Pine Hall 

Pine Ridge 

Pleasant Grove 

Red House 

Reidsville 

Rocky Ridge 

Roxboro 

Sandy Ridge 

Saxapahaw 

Smyrna 

Speedwell 

Springwood 

Spray 

Stoneville 

Stony Creek 

Thomasville 

Wentworth 

Westminster 

Wilkesboro 

Winston, First 

Winston, Second.... 

Worth vi He 

Yanceyville 



By order of Presbyter\'. 



D. I. CRA 



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ADJOURNED MEETING 
Held at Leaksville, N. G. October 7, 1912. 

LeaksviIvLE, N. C, Monday, October 7, 1912. 

The Presbytery of Orange met according to adjournment in 
the Leaksville Presbyterian Church on Mondaj^ October 7, 
191 2, at the hour appointed. 

The meeting was called to order by the Stated Clerk, Rev. 
D. I. Craig, D. D., and opened with prayer by Rev. E. C. 
Murray, D. D. 

The only members present were Rev. Drs. Craig and Mur- 
ray, and Ruling Elder Jason Barnes, with Licentiate J. M. 
Walker. 

There being no quorum, recess wss taken until 2:30 p. m. 



Leaksville Church, Monday, October 7, 19 12. 

The Presbytery re- assembled in the same place at 2:30 
o'clock p. M., and the Rev. P. H. Gwynn was enrolled, 
completing a quorum, and later in the day the Rev. N. R. 
Claytor and Elders J. V. Price and W. R. Walker were 
present and enrolled. 

The Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D. was requested to act as 
Moderator. 

On motion the Presbytery proceeded at once to the examina- 
tion of Licentiate J. Mac Walker with a view to his ordination, 
he having been called to the pastorate of the Leaksville and 
Spray Churches. 

Mr. Walker was examined, in the order named and sepa- 
rately, on Experimental Religion, Philosophy, Theology, 
Church History, Church Government, the Sacraments, and 
the Original Languages of the Scriptures. These examina- 
tions were sustained separately and as a whole as satisfactory 
parts of trial. 

The congregation now being present, the call from the 
Leaksville Church for the pastoral services of Licentiate J. M. 



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Walker was read and received. This call was made before 
Leaksville Church was divided and the Spray Church formed, 
consequently the conditions of the call, as to the time and 
salary of the pastor, needed correction and the endorsement 
of the congregation under new conditions. Therefore, the 
Moderator formally called a congregational meeting, the 
congregation being present, and opened the same with prayer. 
The call was changed to read — "For one third of his time, 
and at a salary of $300." — and this change was endorsed by 
the congregation and adopted by a formal vote of the church. 
The call as amended was placed in Mr. Walker's hands and 
accepted by him. 

The Presbytery then heard the trial Sermon of Mr. Walker 
on the text, II Corinthians 5:20. 

The sermon was sustained as a satisfactory part of trial, 
and the examinations as a whole were sustained as satisfactory. 

The Presbytery then proceeded to his ordination: The 
Moderator propounded the constitutional questions, which 
being answered in the affirmative, the Presbytery did solemnly 
set apart Licentiate John Mac. Walker to the full work of the 
gospel ministry by prayer and the laying on of the hands of 
the Presbytery after the Apostolic example, and at the same 
time he was duh^ installed as pastor of the Leaksville Church. 
The Rev. P. H. Gwynn then delivered a solemn charge to the 
pastor, and the Rev. Dr. Craig delivered a charge to the 
church. 

The Presbytery then took recess to meet in the Spray Pres- 
byterian church tonight at 8 o'clock. The meeting was 
closed with prayer. 



Spray, N. C, Monday Night, October 7, 1912. 

Presbytery re-assembled in the Presbyterian Church, Spray, 
N. C, at 8 o'clock p. m. After devotional exercises, a sermon 
was preached by the Rev. N. R. Claytor on the text: John 14:6. 

A call from the Spray Church for the pastoral services of 



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Rev. J. Mac. Walker for two thirds of his time, and promising 
him a salary of $600., was read, duly certified, found in order, 
placed in Mr. Walker's hands and accepted by him. 

The Rev. Dr. Craig propounded the questions to be put to 
pastor and people, which being answered in the affirmative, 
and after prayer, it was declared that Rev. J. Mac. Walker 
was duly installed pastor of the Spray Presbyterian Church. 

After singing a hymn the Presbytery adjourned with prayer 
and the Apostolic Benediction by the Moderator, Rev. Dr, 
E. C. Murray, to meet in the Presbyterian Church. Graham, 
N. C, on Tuesday, April 8, 1913, at 8 o'clock p. m. 

E. C. Murray, 

Moderator. 

Attest: D. I. Craig, 

Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY-SECOND SESSIONS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 




HELD IN THE 

THOMASVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
THOMASVILLE, N. C. 
APRIL 11-13TH, 1916 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY-SECOND SESSIONS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN THE 

THOMASVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 
THOMASVILLE, N. C. 
APRIL ll-13th, 1916 

AND OF 

ADJOURNED MEETINGS 



BRADY PRINTING COMPANY 
STATESVILLE, N. C. 

1916 



V 



ADJOURNED MEETING. 



Gastonia, N. C, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1915. 

Orange Presbytery met according to adjournment at the 
call of the Moderator, Rev. C. P. Coble, in the First Presby- 
terian church, Gastonia, N. C, during the meeting of Synod, 
on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1915, at 2 :00 o'clock p. m. 

The following members were present — Ministers: C. P. 
Coble Moderator, D. I. Craig, E. R. Leyburn, G. E. Hodgin 
Melton Clark, Neal L. Anderson, S. M. Rankin, R. M. Williams, 
H. S. Bradshaw, Donald Mclver, J. W. Goodman, G. W. Lee, 
E. Frank Lee, W. S. Wilhelm, T. M. McConnell, R. E. Redding, 
W. D. Moss, T. C. Bales, T. W. Simpson, E. J. Hertwig, W. A. 
Daniel, J. S. Morrow, J. W. Clegg, Carl B. Craig, and Elders 
J. M. Rogers, C. P. Albright, G. W. Denny, S A. Kerr, T L. 
Malloy and J. S. Kuykendall. 

The meeting was opened with prayer by the Rev. T. C. 
Bales. 

The Thomasville Presbyterian church was chosen as the 
place for the next Stated meeting of Presbytery, and the time 
was fixed for Tuesday, April 11th, 1916, at 8 :00 o'clock p. m. 

The Rev. D. I. Craig, was excused from further attend- 
ance upon this meeting. 

The following paper concerning Flora McDonald College 
and the Glade Valley High School was adopted : 

Dr. Anderson reported that he had presided at a Conference held 
between Orange Presbytery, Trustees of the Flora McDonald College 
and the Trustees of Glade Valley High School in Greensboro, on 
October 7th, and at that time the following resolution was unanimously 
adopted by this joint conference: 

''The Board of Trustees of the Glade Valley High School and 
the members of the Board of Trustees of the Flora McDonald College, 



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who are members of Orange Presbytery, recommend to the Presbytery 
that a canvass be made immediately for funds necessary for Glade 
Valley High School, and that beginning with January, 1917, the 
representatives of Flora McDonald College shall be given the oppor- 
tuntiy of presenting the needs of the College in the churches of the 
Presbytery and that nothing shall be allowed to interfere with the 
canvass at that time." 

The Presbytery adopted this recommendation of this 
conference. 

The Kev. S. M. Rankin submitted the following paper in 
relation to the Glade Valley High School, which was adopted : 

In veiw of the pressing need at Glade Valley for money to finish 
the boy's domitory; to furnish the entire building; to install a 
water system and lighting plant; and to clear and put the farm in 
cultivation, your Board of Trustees would recommend: 

1st. That the Presbytery undertake to raise at least ten thousand 
dollars for this school during the year 1916. 

2nd. That you authorize your Board of Trustees to employ a 
financial agent for this purpose; or if we fail to find a suitable person 
to make this canvass, that you authorize your Board to use any other 
method that may seem wisest in the judgment of the Board. 

Kespectfully submitted by the Board, 

S. M. RANKIN, Chairman. 

The Home Mission Committee, ' ' in view of certain changes 
made in relation to the Presbyterial Home Mission Work and 
the Synodical Home Mission Work within the bounds of the 
Presbytery," presented the following report which was 
adopted as amended : 

In view of the fact that Orange Presbytery has gone back into 
full co-operation with the Synod in its plan for conducting its Home 
Mission work, we recommend that the Presbytery ask Synod to assume 
half of the financial support of Rev. J. C. Brown in Ashe county, and 
of Rev. E. Wayne Thompson in Alleghany county and of Rev. C. W. 
Erwin in Stokes county. 

It was further recommended that the Presbytery ask the General 
Assembly's Committee of Home Missions to give us one thousand 
dollars for our Mountain Mission work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. M. RANKIN, Chairman. 



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The following Memorial sketch of the life and labors of 
the Eev. B. B. Palmer, deceased, was submitted by Dr. Neal L. 
Anderson, and adapted by a rising vote, and the widow of 
Bro. Palmer was recommended to the Committee of Ministe- 
rial Relief: 

REV. BENJAMIN BOSWELL PALMER. 

In the death of Eev. Benjamin Boswell Palmer, who fell asleep 
at his home near Milton, N. C, on May 14th, 1915, the church has 
lost one of her faithful servants, who represented the rapidly dimin- 
ishing class of negro ministers who were reared in the heart of the old 
South, Brother Palmer carried with him into the new era the spirit 
of affection for the white people, and his genuine humility and the 
gentility of his uLanuers endeared him to his brethren throughout 
the years of his ministry. 

He was born in Sumter, S. C, in 1845, deprived of his parents at 
an early date they left him to the care of Miss Kate Morehead, who 
trained him for college and sent him to Lincoln University in Penn- 
sylvania, where he graduated. 

He began his career as a teacher near the historic Presbyterian 
Church at Red House in Caswell County, and was licensed to preach 
the Gospel by Orange Presbytery at New Bern, April 28th, 1878, and 
ordained to the Gospel ministry at Mebane, N. C, on Sept. 16th, 1892, 
except for a period of eight months spent in organizing and building 
a church at New Bern, Brother Palmer's entire ministry was spent 
in Caswell County. For years he was pastor of the Elim church, 
ministering to it in connection with his school work in which he 
was most successful. 

The county papers speak of him as a "pioneer teacher and preach- 
er of the colored race, a man of education and good sense, whose 
manner of walk and good work early commended him to the respect 
and confidence of the white people of the County." It adds, ''the 
successful conduct of his school is a lasting tribute to his memory. 
He was always modest and polite, and sought to impart to his race 
only those ideals and views which were sensible, wholesome and 
good, and he reared a family of children who reflect in their conduct 
the higher character of his teachings. ' ' 

The brethren of Presbytery and Synod will long remember the 
dignified, courteous, modest and humble brother, who was always 
welcomed by them at the meetings of the Church Courts, and on the 
few occasions in which he spoke was listened to with respectful 
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might have made delicate and embarrassing to himself and others, 
Brother Palmer won and maintained the confidence and affection of 
his brethren in the Lord. 

He died in the midst of his family, who were gathered at his 
bedside in prayer, and his last whispered words were: ''The Lord! 
The Lord is right, and all He does He does right, and all who serve 
Him are right — all is right. ' ' 

NEAL L. ANDERSON, Committee. 

Permission was granted to the Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., 
to issue an Educational Bulletin under the authority, but 
without financial obligation, of this Presbytery, and the matter 
was referred to the Executive Committee of the Trustees of 
the Glade Valley High School. 

At the suggestion of the Rev. Dr. Vardell, Orange Presby- 
tery elected two Trustees at large, for the Flora McDonald 
College, viz. : Mr. John Gordan Grey, of Philadelphia, to 
serve two years, and Mr. Walter Scott, of New York City, to 
serve three years. 

In response to a request from Orange Presbytery to 
Peace Institute to explain the relations of the Board of Visitors 
of this Presbytery to the Institute, Mr. J. R. Young appeared 
before the Presbytery and submitted a written report of the 
Board of Trustees of Peace Institute, and also the articles of 
Incorporation — (These papers are on file). Mr. Young was 
also given the privileges of the floor, and he explained at 
lengtli the whole matter. 

After hearing Mr. Young, the Presbytery took the follow- 
ing action — viz. : That Orange Presbytery officially accept 
Joint ownership and control, direction and support, under the 
Articles of Incorporation of Peace Institute, incorporation un- 
der date of November 8, 1911 ; and that the Rev. E. R. Ley- 
burn, D. D., and the Hon. A. M. Scales, be elected Trustees, 
in accordance with the terms of the Charter, for the term of 
six years. 



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The Permanent Committee on the Eecords of Orange 
Presbytery made the following report which was adopted : 

Each Committee to examine the records of Orange Presbytery 
would report that they have examined the printed minutes of the 
recent meeting at Mt. Airy and find them correct and recommend 
that they be made the official records of the Presbytery. 

J. W. GOODMAN, Chairman. 

The Commission appointed to organize a Church at 
"Reynolda," if the way be clear, made the following report 
which was adopted : 

The Commission appointed by Presbytery to organize a new 
Church at Eeynolda met in the Caldwell Building of the First Presby- 
terian Church on October 14th at 8.00 p. m. and was opened with 
prayer. 

There were present Rev. Messrs. Anderson, Lee, Hertwig and 
Simpson, and Ruling Elders G. W. Maslin and J. M. Rogers. Mr. 
Maslin was requested to act as Clerk. 

Dr. Anderson reported that the Session of the First Church 
had issued letters to twenty-seven members of that Church to take 
part in the organization of the new Church, and Mr. Simpson reported 
that there were other persons who would sign the petition to be 
formally presented to the Commission later. 

The Commission adjourned until Friday at 12:30 p. m. when it 
resumed business being opened with prayer. 

The Moderator presented a letter from Mrs. R. J. Reynolds, 
with reference to the Church property to be given by her to the new 
Church. 

By a unanimous vote the Commission received this letter as 
information, directed the Moderator to express to Mrs. Reynolds 
formally the appreciation by the Commission of the spirit mani- 
fested in this letter, which was ordered spread upon the minutes, and 
the way was declared clear for the organization of the Church on 
October 17th at 3:00 p. m. 

LETTER OF MRS. REYNOLDS. 
My dear Dr. Anderson: 

My lawyer has not been able to give me the copy of the 
deed I expect to give to the Church at Reynolda, but I can 
give you the general conditions to be embraced in this deed. 
The conveyance will be upon the express condition that 



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each and every part of the i)roperty shall be forever used by 
the Presbyterian Church in the United States^ exclusively as a 
place of worship, and for such other religious purposes as 
are usual or necessary in connection with such use by the 
Church. 

No debt shall ever be placed on the property or upon any 
of its appurtenances pertaining thereto for any purpose what- 
ever. 

Upon a breach of the conditions above named or upon a 
failure to use the premises thus conveyed for the uses afore- 
said for a period of six consecutive months the estate granted 
shall revert to the grantor or her heirs. 

The building or grounds are not to be changed in any 
respect whatsoever from what they are in at the time of the 
conveyance, neither shall the church building be enlarged 
without the consent of the grantor or her heirs. 

The church and property shall never be used for the sale 
of anything, for any cause, and bazaars and functions of a 
similar character shall never be permitted in the building 
or upon the grounds. 

I shall ask that the last two items named above be includ- 
ed by express statement in the resolutions to be adopted by the 
congregation acknowledging the acceptance of this property. 

Sincerely yours, 
KATHERINE S. REYNOLDS. 

The Commission agreed to recommend to the Reynolda congre- 
gation the following general form of resolutions for their adoption 
in connection with their formal acknowledgment of the deed to the 
Church property when it is presented to them. 

RESOLUTIONS SUGGESTED. 

Resolved, That the congregation of the Reynolda Presbyterian 
Church in accepting the deed of transfer of the Church property 
located in Reynolda village, and described in the aforesaid deed, 
do hereby covenant with the grantor and her heirs that the Church 
property shall never be used for the purpose of the sale of anything, 
no matter for what cause or of what nature, and that bazaars and 
functions of a similar character shall never be permitted on the 
grounds or in the buildings of the Church. 

Resolved, Further, that this congregation also covenants with the 
grantor and her heirs that the said building and grounds are not to 



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be changed in any respect whatever from what they are in at the 
time of the making of the above deed, nor shall the church building 
be in any way enlarged without the consent of the grantor or her 
heirs. 

Resolved, Further, that a copy of these resolutions certified by the 
Moderator and Clerk of this meeting be attached to the said deed. 
Adjourned with prayer to meet October 17th at 3:00 p. m. 

NEAL L. ANDERSON, Moderator. 



REYNOLDA COMMISSION, WACHOVIA ARBOR. 

The Commission met in the District School Building of Old 
Town township at 3:00 p. m., on October 17th, 1915. 

There were present Rev. Messrs. Anderson, Clark, Hertwig, Lee, 
Simpson, and Ruling Elders G. W. Maslin, G'. S. Norfieet, and J. M. 
Rogers. 

After the usual devotional exercises of public worship a sermon 
was preached by Rev. Melton Clark, D. D., from Psalm 48: 12-13. 

The following persons presented a petition requesting they be 
organized into a Presbyterian Church — 

From the First Presbyterian Church by letter: 

Brown, Fannie S. D., Miss Livengood, N. J. 

Critz, Senah A., Miss Livengood, N. J., Mrs. 

Dunn, Jas. S. Ludlow, Louise H., Miss 

Dunn, Jas. S., Mrs. Lybrook, D. J., Mrs. 

Evans, F. E. Maslin, Edna G., Miss 

Evans, F. E., Mrs. Mclver, Eunice L., Miss 

Hanes, William McNair, J. E. 

Hatcher, Minnie A., Miss McNair, J. E., Mrs. 

Hatcher, Robert L. Reynolds, R. J., Mrs. 

Holleman, Anna B., Mrs. Taylor, Cornelia S., Miss 

Holleman, F. Pool ■ Vandenbery, Henrietta, Miss 

Holleman, N. Sherw^ood Vernay, F. S., Mrs. 

Kuykendall, J. S. Wiggins, Virginia L., Miss 
Kuykendall, J. S., Mrs. 

Mrs. Loula P. Adams, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cummings, Mrs. Cynthia 
Hauser, Miss M.ary J. Cornelius, members of other Evangelical 
Churches. 



On motion the Commission acted favorably upon this petition, 
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was not present, entered into the covenant of church fellowship 
prescribed by the Book of Church order. 

The following Ruling Elders were elected by the new congrega- 
tion: Messrs. J. S. Kuykendall, Frederick E. Evans. Mr. Evans 
was ordained and installed and Mr. Kuykendall, having already served 
in the office of Ruling Elder in the First Church, was installed. 

Messrs. F. Pool Holleman, and J. Evander McNair were elected, 
ordained and installed in the office of Deacon. 

The following Trustees were elected by the congregation: Messrs. 
J. E. Evans, J. S. Kuykendall, F. Pool Holleman, J, E. McNair, and 
J. S. Dunn. 

Rev. T. W. Simpson was called as Pastor, and the Officers of the 
Church were by formal vote instructed to sign the call, the same to 
be prosecuted before Presbytery by the representative of the Session 
at the adjourned meeting during the soission of the Synod at Gastonia. 

The congregation chose the name * * Reynolda Presbyterian 
Church ' ' for the new organization. 

The Commission adjourned with singing, prayer and the 
Apostolic Benediction. 

NEAL L. ANDERSON, Moderator. 

G. W. MARTIN, Clerk. 

The call from the Reynolda Church for the Pastoral Ser- 
vices of Rev. T. W. Simpson, for all of his time at a salary of 
$1000.00 and Manse was presented, read, founa in order and 
placed in Mr. Simpson's hands. Mr. Simpson accepted the 
Call and the following Commission was appointed for the 
installation Service, to be held November 28th, 1915 : 

Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D., to preside, propound the 
constitutional questions and charge the Pastor; Rev. Theron 
H. Rice, D. D., to preach the sermon, and Rev. D. Clay Lilly, 
D. D., to charge the people. The other members of the Com- 
mission are Ruling Elders J. S. Kuykendall and F. E. Evans 
of the Reynolda Congregation, J. M. Rogers and G. W. Maslin 
of the First Church, E. L. Anderson of North Winston Church 
and W. F. Carter of the Mt. Airy Church. 

The following persons were appointed as the Committee 
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the Ex-Officio Members, viz. : Eev. J. W. Clegg, Rev. E. 
Frank Lee, and Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D. 

The Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by Dr. Clark 
to meet tomorrow in the same j)lace at the call of the Modera- 
tor. 



October 28, 1915. 

The Presbytery met in the same place as yesterday at the 
Call of the Moderator and was opened with prayer by the 
Rev. C. E. Hodgin. 

Dr. 0. G. Jones was present in addition to those enrolled 
on yesterday. 

On motion it was ordered that when this Presbytery 
adjourns, it do so to meet in the Smith Memorial Building, 
Greensboro, N. C, on Tuesday, December 7, 1915, at 2 :00 
o'clock p. m. 

The Minutes of yesterday and today were read and ap- 
proved, and the Presbytery did adjourn with prayer by Rev. 
E. J. Hertwig to meet in the Smith Memorial Building, 
Greensboro, N. C, on Tuesday, December 7, 1915, at 2 :00 
o'clock p. m. 

C. P. COBLE, Moderator. 
J. W. GOODMAN, Temporary Clerk. 



Attest : D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 



ADJOURNED MEETING. 



Orange Presbytery met according to adjournment, in the 
Smith Memorial Building, Greensboro, N. C, on Tuesday, 
December 7, 1915, at 2 -.00 o'clock p. m. 

The following members were present : Revs. D. I. Craig, 
E. C. Murray, S. M. Rankin, R. M. Williams, Melton Clark, 
C. E. Hodgin, 0. G. Jones and Ruling Elder S. A. Kerr. 

The Presbytery was called to order by Rev. R. M. Wil- 
liams, the last Moderator present, and opened with prayer 
by Rev. S. M. Rankin. 

Dr. Clark was excused from attendance jpon this meet- 
ing. 

A certificate from Greenbrier Presbytery, dismissing the 
Rev. Robert O. Lucke to unite with this Presbytery, was read 
and received. 

Mr. Lucke was examined in accordance with the Book of 
Church Order, the examination was satisfactory, and he was 
received and enrolled as a members of Orange Presbytery. 

A request from the Spray church, in the form of a call, 
asking for the services of Mr. Lucke as Stated Supply for one 
year, from October 1, 1915, was received and granted. 

Through the Rev. S. M. Rankin, Chairman of the Home 
Mission Committee, permission was granted to the Leaks- 
ville church to employ the Rev. W. P. Robertson for one year 
as Stated Supply. 

A call from the Asheboro church for the pastoral services 
of the Rev. J. McI. Wicker, for a part of his time, was received, 
found in order, and the church was granted permission to 
prosecute the call before Fayetteville Presbytery. 



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Rev. S. M. Eankin made a report touching the work and 
prospects of the Roxboro church, and Dr. Murray made a 
similar report in relation to Pleasant Garden church. These 
reports were received as information. 

The Rev. S. L. Chafer was excused for non-attendance 
upon the last meeting of Presbytery, and at his own request 
he was granted permission to labor out of our bounds for 
another year. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

The Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by Rev. R. 
0. Lucke, to meet in regular session with the Thomasville 
church, on Tuesday, April 11, 1916, at 8 :00 o'clock p. m. 



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MINUTES 

OF THE 

Two Hundred and Ninety- Second Sessions 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Held in the 

Thomasville Presbyterian Church, Thomasville, N. C. 
April 11-1^, 1916. 



Orange Presbytery met in regular session according to 
adjournment in the Thomasville Presbyterian Church on Tues- 
day, April 11, 1916, at 8 :00 o'clock p. m., and was opened with 
a Sermon by Rev. C. P. Coble, the retiring Moderator, on the 
text Mark 10 : 28-30. 

The Moderator called the Presbytery to order and open- 
ed the meeting with prayer. 

The Stated Clerk called the roll and the following Minis- 
ters and Elders were enrolled : 



Ministers 

D. I. Craig, D. D. 
C. W. Robinson 

E. C. Murray, D. 
J. W. Goodman 

J, W. Goodman 
J. W. Goodman 



Ruling Elders 

W. B. Millner 
J. E. rinley-2 
D. H. M. Coble 
J. T. Dick 
G. T. Williamson 
G. T. Morrow 



Churches 

Reidsville 

N, Wilkesboro 

Alamance 

Hawfields 

Saxapahaw 

Bethlehem 



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C. E. Hodgin 

E. E. Leyburn, D. D. 

S. M. Eankin 

J. S. Morrow 

H. S. Bradshaw 

H. S. Bradshaw 

Donald Mclver 

E. M. Williams 
P. H. Gwynn 
Melton Clark, D. D. 
Neal L, AnderiSon,D.D. 
W. O. Sample 

W. S. Wilhelm 
W. S. Wilhelm 
W. S. Wilhelm 

F. M. Hawley 
N. E. Clayton 
W. D. Moss 

G. W. Oldham 

A. W. Crawford-2 
E. E. Eedding 
'E. E. Eedding 
C. P. Coble 
C. W. Erwin 
E, Frank Lee 
E, Frank Lee 
W. P. Eobertson 
E, J. Hertwig 
T. W. Simpson 
J. A. Satterfield 
T. C. Bales 

T. M. McConnell, D. D. 

J. W. Clegg 

J. W. Clegg 

O. G. Jones, D. D. 

W. A. Daniel 

E. W. Thompson 

Carl B. Craig 

Eobt. 0. Lucke 

Carleton E. White 



T. G. McLean 
J. T. Kerr 



G. A. Durham 
I. A. Hogan 
J. W. Sharpe 
W. G. Balsley-3 

A. W. McAlister 

J, Lindsey Patterson-2 

Dr. W. N. Tate 

M. L. Efland 

D. Thompson 

J. P. Hughes-2 

J. S. Cheek 



W. L. Wharton 
Albert Ingle 
C. T. Hamilton 

J. A. Eankin 
W. A. Aydlette 
S. H. Campbell 

F. E. Evans 



J. V. Pomeroy 
J. H. Donnell 
J. G. Pritchett 

S. S. Hunter 



H. M. Wharton 
J. H. Gillie 



Westminster 
Durham 1st. 



Hillsboro 

New Hope 

Burlington 

Church of Covenant 

Greensboro 1st. 

Winston 1st. 

Cross Eoads 

Efland 

Fairfield 

Eno 

Mebane 



Bethel 
Springwood 
High Point 

Buffalo 

Midway 

Madison 



Eeynolda 



Graham 

Thomasville 

Elmira 

Lexington 



Bessemer Ave. 
Pine Eidge 



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The foregoing Roll shows 38 Ministers and 32 Elders 
present. Seven Ministers were absent, viz. : R. W. George, 
Dr. Harding, G. W. Lee, Jno. McEaehern, L. S. Chafer, K. L. 
Mclver, and J. C. Brown, and 48 churches were not represent- 
ed. 

The Rev. E. Prank Lee was elected Moderator, and Rev. 
J. W. Goodman and Elder J. T. Kerr Temporary Clerks. 

The reading of the ad-interim minutes was deferred until 
to-morrow morning. 

The hours for the daily Session were fixed as follows: 
Prom 9 :00 a. m. to 12 :00 m. Prom 2 :00 p. m. to 5 :00 p. m. 
Prom 7 :45 p. m. to adjourn at will. 

The Committee on Orders, through Rev. J. W. Clegg, 
submitted a full program of business, which was received 
and adopted. 

Rev. Messrs. W. 0. Goode, P. E. Parker and J. B. Tabor of 
the M. E. Church, and Rev. J. D. Newton of the Baptist 
Church and Rev. C. E. White of the Moravian Church were 
invited to sit as visiting brethren, and Dr. W. McI. White of 
Albemarle Presbytery as a corresponding member, and all 
these brethren were formally introduced to Presbytery. 

The Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by Dr. D. I. 
Craig to meet tomorrow morning at 9 :00 o 'clock. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Thomasville, N. C, Wednesday, April 12, 1916. 

Presbytery met at 9:00 o'clock a. m., and the devotional 
exercises were conducted by Dr. Neal L. Anderson. In this 
service Dr. Anderson made a strong plea for personal Evan- 
gelism. 

Elders D. Thompson and S. S. Hunter were excused for 
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last meeting were referred to the Committee on Leave of 
Absence. 

The Minutes of last night's session were read and ap- 
proved. 

The Minutes of all ad-interim meetings were read for 
information and approved. 

The Moderator announced the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Appointment of Standing Committees: 

I. Calls and Supplies — Eevs. S. M. Eankin, Donald Mclver, E. J. 
Hertwig. Elders A. W. McAlister, J. A. Eankin. 

II. Installations— C. E. Hodgin, Eev. C. P. Coble, W. D. Moss, 
T. W. Simpson, J. W. Sharpe, J. G. Pritchett. 

III. Narrative to Assembly— T. M. McConnell, D. D., T. C. Bales, 
Carl B. Craig, J. V. Pomeroy, T. G. McClean. 

IV. Minutes of Synod— H. S. Bradshaw, W. S. Willielm, W. A. 
Aydelette, J. H. Gilley. 

V. Nominations — E. E. Leyburn, D. D., E. M. Williams, Melton 
Clark, D. D., Geo. A. Durham, C. T. Hamilton. 

VI. Leave of Absence — W. A. Daniel, E. W. Thompson, S. H. 
Campbell. 

VII. Systematic Beneficence— T. C. Bales, E. J. Hertwig, A. W. 
McAlister, Geo. A. Durham. 

VIII. Sessional Records — W. P. Eobertson, J. A. Satterfield, I, A. 
Hogan, E. E. Eedding, J. S. Morrow, P. E. Evans, W. O. Sample, N. E. 
Clayton, Geo. W. Lee. 

IX. Standing Auditing Committee — Donald Mclver, O. G. Jones, 
D. D., Geo. W. Oldham, Dr. P .H. Gwynn, F. M. Hawley, J. H. Donnell, 
Dr. W. N. Tate. 

X. Sessional Duties — C. E. Hodgin, C. W. Eobinson, J. S. Cheek. 

XI. Resolutions of Thanks— W. D. Moss, C. W. Erwin, W. L. 
Wharton. 

A call from the Madison Church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. W. P. Robertson, for a part of his time, was read and 
referred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies; and also 



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several applications for Stated supplies were received and 
referred to the same Committee. 

Two petitions signed by numerous persons, for the organ- 
ization of new churches, one from West Durham, N. C, and 
one from Dokota, near Lexington, N. C, were received and 
the requests granted; and it was ordered that the naming of 
the Commissions to organize said Churches, if the way be 
clear, be referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

A communication from the President of Davidson College 
was read and received as information. 

The Rev. A. W. Crawford, chairman of the Alamance 
Monument Fund, made a report requesting the Presbytery to 
pay an additional pro-rata amount of the balance due on the 
debt. The Treasurer was instructed to pay the amount of 
six or seven dollars asked for in addition to $31.00 already 
paid. 

The order of the day; to hold a Conference on personal 
Evangelism was now observed. The conference was conduct- 
ed by the Rev. Dr. 0. G. Jones, who made the opening address. 
He was followed with brief and earnest addresses by Dr. Mel- 
ton Clark, Dr. E. R. Leyburn, Rev. W. A. Daniel, Dr. E. C. 
Murray, Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Rev. W. S. Wilhelm, Dr. T. M. 
McConnell, Rev. R. E. Redding, Rev. C. W. Robinson and Rev. 
E. Frank Lee. 

The following Overture from the session of the First 
Presbyterian church, Greensboro, to the Presbytery and to 
the Synod was presented by Dr. Melton Clark, and after some 
discussion it was adopted. 

OVERTURE TO PRESBYTERY. 

It was moved that the Session of the First Presbytery Church 
overture Orange Presbytery at its meeting at Thomasville, April 11th, 
to appoint a Committee consisting of at least five {5) (and as many 
more as Presbytery deems necessary) to investigate and discover 
the number and the needs of the destitute unprovided for Orphan 



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Children, white and black, within the bounds of Orange Presbytery — • 
and further that Orange Presbytery overture the Synod of North 
Carolina to appoint a similar ad-interim Committee to do a like 
work within the bounds of the Synod. 

The Presbytery then took recess until 7:45 o'clock, the 
afternoon being given by Standing Rule to the Committees for 
their work. 



SECOND DAY— Evening Session. 
Thomasville, N. C, Wednesday, April 12, 1916. 

Presbytery met at 7 :45 p. m., together with a large congre- 
gation. The special order being to hear the report of the 
Executive Committee an Foreign Missions and to hold a 
popular meeting in the interest of the same. Dr. E. R. Ley- 
burn, chairman, presided, and conducted the devotional exer- 
cises. The report was read by the chairman, and pending 
its adoption. Dr. T. M. McConnell was introduced, and preach- 
ed a Missionary sermon on the text Mark, 16 : 15. The report 
was then adopted and is as follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

It is with a sense of profound gratitude to God for his goodness 
to us in this branch of our work, that your committee of Foreign 
Missions presents this report. 

The total number of additions reported from all our fields for 
the year was 3,768, which surpasses all previous records except last 
year, when the total number was 4,059. The falling off as compared 
with last year is due to the fact that our African mission reported 
683 fewer additions than the year before. The explanation of this 
large falling off in the number of additions in the African Mission is 
that so large a number of our missionaries from that Mission were 
absent from the fields on furlough or sick-leave, making the necessary 
visitation of the out-stations and villages for the examination and 
reception of members impossible. The increase in the number of ad- 
ditions over last year from the other mission fields taken together 
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In accordance with the instructions of the General Assembly to 
the Executive Committee '^To make every effort possible to send 
out the reinforcements who are most sorely needed," The Committee 
during the last year made a net increase of 19 in its roll of mission- 
aries, the increase in expense being provided for, according to the 
Committee's fixed policy, by pledges over and above former income. 
Three of the new missionaries were already in our service on the field, 
and received this year their full appointment. Two others came to us 
by marriage. The increase of missionaries did not increase the total 
appropriations. 

With eager concern we have awaited the report of the Treasurer 
for the year. We are glad to announce that no addition has been made 
to the debt which has been carried over from previous years. The 
income for the year was sufficient to meet the expendtiures for the 
year, and leave a small balance of $521 in the treasury, to be applied 
on the accumulated debt of $63,000 carried over from the two pre- 
ceding years. 

The receipts from living donors were $527,665 as against $521,- 
182 for the preceding year, an increase of $6,483. 

While profoundly grateful that no addition has been made to 
the debt of former years, it is a sore disappointment that we still find 
the work hampered by a debt of $62,500. The great problem still 
unsolved is how to secure an adequate annual income for the support 
of this work which is being so marvellously blessed of God. Our 
people have the money needed for the support of tnis, and all other 
branches of the Church's work without impoverishing themselves, 
or even making any real sacrifice, but as yet the way has not been 
discovered to get them to bring this money into the treasury of the 
Lord. The chief responsibility is uj)on the pastors and sessions. If 
we who are the leaders of the people are fired with missionary zeal, 
and keep the supreme importance of missions continually before our 
people, they will develop in knowledge and interest and liberality. 

The detailed report, giving the contributions from the churches 
of Orange Presbytery, is made at the Fall meeting. 

In closing this report, we suggest the following resolutions for 
the adoption of Presbytery: 

1. That at least half a day of the next meeting of Presbytery 
be devoted to prayer and discussion of the great Foreign Mission work 
of the church, the program and the speakers to be arranged and ap- 
pointed in advance by the Presbytery's Committee of Foreign Missions. 



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2. That Presbytery urge all its churches to organize classes to 
study Brazil during this ensuing year, using the appointed text-book, 
McLean's ''The Living Christ for Latin America." 

3. That pastors and sessions be urged to use all their influence 
to secure Missionary Education in the Sunday-schools. 

4. That the Nashville Committee be asked to send a missionary 
as soon as practicable to visit all the churches of the Presbytery under 
the direction of the Presbyterial committee of Foreign Missions. 

EespectfuUy submitted, 

E. R. LEYBURN. 

Execntivc Committee an Assembly's Home Missions made 
their report which was received and adopted. 

ASSEMBLY HOME MISSIONS. 

Your Committee regrets to report that it has received no infor- 
mation from the Assembly's Committee concerning the progress of 
the work since the last meeting of Presbytery. In view of the full 
report made in the Pall the Committee must therefore confine its re- 
port to this time to urging upon the churches the necessity of sus- 
taining this important branch of the work. 

The importance of Assembly Home Missions is emphasized at this 
time by the rapid development of the South, which offers just now 
oi^iDortunities that neglected will never come again to our people. 
In view of these facts every session should see to it that the appor- 
tionment for this cause is met in full during the present year. 

NEAL L. ANDERSON, Chairman. 

A certificate of dismission from the Moravian Church 
signed by Bishop Kandthaler, dismissing the Rev. Carleton E. 
White to the Presbyterian Church, was received and approved, 
and it was ordered that Mr. White be examined tomorrow 
morning at 9:30 o'clock pending his reception. 

On motion the Rev. A. W. Crawford, Superintendent of 
Synod's Home Missions' was now heard, and his report was 
adopted, which is as follows : 



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REPORT OF THE HOME MISSIONS COMMITTEE OF THE SYNOD 
OF NORTH CAROLINA TO THE PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 
FOR THE ECCLESIASTICAL YEAR. 
APRIL, 1915— APRIL, 1916. 

Since the first of October the Synod's Committee has assisted in 
the support of the Rev. Messrs. J. G. Brown, C. W. Ervin and E. 
Wayne Thompson. They report from their fields 34 professions of 
faith, 10 additions to their churches upon profession and two by 
letter for the half year. The two General Evangelists of the Synod 
have held six meetings in the Presbytery during the year, the Rev. 
William Black at Burlington, Asheboro and Hillsboro, the Eev. O. G. 
Jones, D. D., at Glenwood Mission, Greensboro, Leaksville and at 
Mount Airy. In these meetings they reported 5b additions to the 
church. A special effort is made in these meetings to reach the 
whole community through the co-operation of the other churches, so 
that it is no unusual thing for the other churches to receive more 
additions than our own. The number of professions far exceed the 
number of additions to the Presbyterian Church. Of the number of 
additions to the other Churches we can have no record. 

For the support of this work the Synod has expended in the six 
months on the salaries of the local evangelists, $525.00. For the time 
assigned to the Presbytery for the General Evangelists their salaries 
would amount to at least $500.00. If 10 per cent, of^ the salary of 
the Superintendent, a fair proportion, be added to this, it will be 
seen that the Synod has expended in the work in this Presbytery 
for the ecclesiastical year approximately $1,200.00, to $1,300.00, with 
an estimate for the coming year of about $1,700.00 to $1,800.00. 

Of the $20,000.00 necessary for the prosecution of the work in the 
State, the Synod asked the Presbytery of Orange for at least $2,100.00. 
The Presbytery asked the churches for $1,255.00. The churches have 
responded with a contribution all told of $1,511.86. 

We greatly appreciate this fact and the fact that the Presbytery 
has apportioned to the churches for the ensuing year the full amount 
asked by the Synod, $2,100.00. The following shows the amount ap- 
portioned by the Presbytery to each church for the closing ecclesias- 
tical year, and the amount paid by each church: 

Apportionments and Amounts Paid by the Churches of Orange 
Presbytery for the Ecclesiastical Year, April, 1915, to March 31, 1916: 



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Churches Appor. Paid Day L. M. S. $4.40) 

Alamance $ 49 00 $ 4126 (Eally Day $15.70; Eally 

Asbury 4 00 3 75 

Asheboro 6 00 47 25 (Eev. Wm. Black) 

Bessemer Ave. 4 00 5 00 (S. S. $4.00) 

Bethany 5 00 2 00 $3.75; Eally Day $8.00) 

Bethel 19 00 13 68 (S. S. 48 c; L. M. S. 

Bethesda 6 00 6 23 (S. S. 48c.; L. M. S. 

Bethlehem 11 00 42 35 (Y. P. S. 35c.; L. S. $10.; 

Beulah 2 00 2 00 

Buffalo , 19 00 62 50 (A. W. C. $50.) 

Burlington 41 00 159 66 (Eev Wm Black $134.06) 

Carson Memorial 1 00 2 50 

Chapel Hill 9 00 900 

Church of the Covenant 27 00 29 00 (L. S. $2.00) 

Clark Memorial 3 00 3 00 / 

Cross Eoads 2 00 20 00 

Dalane 1 00 2 50 

Danbury 1 00 00 

Dan Eiver 6 00 3 00 

Durham 1st. 119 00 68 00 

Durham 2nd, 6 00 6 00 

Ebenezer 1 00 2 85 

Edgemont 10 00 10 00 

Efland 3 00 2 07 

Elkin 1st 2 00 1 00 

Elkin 2nd. 1 00 2 25 

Elim 1 00 00 

Elmira 2 00 00 

Eno 5 00 5 00 

Fairfield 6 00 73 

Gilead 2 00 1 00 

Glade Valley 2 00 2 75 $17.60) 

Graliam 48 00 71 85 (Eally Day $6.25; S. S. 

Greensboro 1st. 194 00 229 84 (Eally Day $35.84) 

Greenwood 2 00 00 

Griers 7 00 7 00 

llawfield 25 00 12 50 

High Point 29 00 29 00 

Hillsboro 15 00 71 98 (Eev Wm Black $58.33) 

Jamestown 1 00 00 

Jefferson 2 00 4 00 

Leaksville 8 00 25 30 (Eev O. G. Jones) 

Lexington 24 00 51 60 (Eally Day $27.60) 



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Churches Appor. Paid 

Little Eiver 22 00 00 

Madison 7 00 9 10 

Mebane 32 00 85 (L. M. S.) 

Midway 13 00 15 00 (L. M. S. $1.00) 

Milton 9 00 8 00 

Mt. Airy 25 00 44 79 (Eev. O. G. Jones $40.) 

New Hope 11 00. 00 

North Eno 3 00 00 

North Wilkesboro 19 00 38 00 .(Y. P. $1.00) 

North Winston 13 00 00 

Obids 1 00 85 

Pine Hall 1 00 50 

Pine Eidge 7 00 8 62 (Hills Chapel $1.25) 

Pleasant Garden 3 25 

Pleasant Grove 1 00 00 

Eed House 4 00 4 00 

Eeidsville 39 00 41 75 (Eally Day $2.75) 

Eeynold 5 00 

Eock Eidge 1 00 3 75 

Eoxboro 3 00 00 

Sandy Eidge 1 00 00 

Saxapahaw 4 00 14 00 

Smyrna 3 00 45 

Speedwell 6 00 2 00 

Spray 6 00 1 75 

Springwood 11 00 00 

Stoneville 2 00 1 25 

Stony Creek 9 00 3 50 

Thomasville 6 00 6 05 (L. S. $6.05) 

Wentworth 1 00 00 

Westminster 84 00 84 00 

Wilkesboro 4 00 00 

Winston 1st. 155 00 143 00 

Worthville 1 00 00 

Yanceyville 2 00 13 00 



Total, _^ $1255 00 $1511 86 



In response to the urgent call coming from almost every part of 
the Synod, increased appropriations were made in almost every Pres- 
bytery at the last meeting of the Synod, including $1,050.00 to this 
Presbytery. With an income last year of $10,436.00, appropriations 
were made for this Synodical year for over $14,000.00, in addition to 



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the salary of the Superintendent for Albemarle which the Synod's 
Superintendent is engaged to secure from sources outside of the ap- 
portionments of the churches. 

It was done with faith in God and faith in ITis people. It was 
done because the forward call seemed the call of God which could not 
be refused. 

With the removal of a large part of the mountain territory of 
the Synod to the new Synod, without neglecting in any way the 
remaining large mountain territory, or the central sections, our at- 
tention to the great work in the seaboard plains will be increased. 
We recognize in the new arrangement a call of God to a forward 
movement there. Especially is the case in the great territory of the 
Presbytery of Albemarle, with its 30 counties, in 13 of which there 
is no Presbyterian Church, and in seven more of whid^ there is only 
one; with its 177,800 out of all the churches and only 3,343 Presby- 
terians to carry the responsibility of our church there. To this end 
the Synod's Committee has taken especial interest in securing a 
Superintendent and Evangelist for the Presbytery. 

A large part of the salary has been secured, and the joint Com- 
mittee from the Presbytery's Committee and the Synod's Committee 
having the matter in hand hopes to announce that at an early day 
that a man of the finest ability has been .secured. 

To meet our increased obligations largely i^icreased contribu- 
tions from the churches are called for. Having increased the ap- 
l^ortionments of its churches to the amount asked for the Synod, this 
Presbytery is most earnestly called upon to press upon its churches 
the absolute necessity that they contribute at least the amount of 
their apportionments as the minimum of their gifts to God for this 
great department of the work for the salvation of the lost in the 
State which we love and for which we are especially responsible 
before God. 

The contributions from the whole Synod for Synodical Home 
Missions since the meeting of Synod have shown an increase over 
the same period for the last year of $1,600.00. This does not equal 
the increased expenditure but it shows plainly that we have the sym- 
pathy and interest of the churches of the Synod back of us in the 
onward movement. We call upon the Presbytery to urgently place 
before them the necessity that they stand with us in the remaining 
half of the Synod's year, if we are to pay the- appropriations we have 
made for the year, to contribute at least one half of the apportion- 
ment of the incoming ecclesiastical year between now and Synod, and 



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that they isend in their contributions promptly instead of waiting 
until the close of the year, as many do. 

By order of the Committee, A. Wj CEAWFORD, Supt. 

The Eev. W. T. Walker, Superintendent of the Orphans' 
Home, was heard in the interest of the Home, and received 
the thanks of the Presbytery for the information given in his 
address. 

On motion the Commissioners to the Assembly, nominated 
last fall, were duly elected, viz. : Dr. Neal L. Anderson, Rev. 
J. W. Goodman, Rev. G. W. Oldham, and Elders S. A, Kerr, 
G. W. Denny and McBride Holt. 

The Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by Rev. A. W. 
Crawford, to meet tomorrow morning at 9 :00 o 'clock. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

Thomasville, N. C, Thursday, April 13, 1916. 

Presbyter}^ met at 9:00 o'clock a. m., and tiie devotional 
exercises were conducted by Rev. R. E. Redding. 

The Minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

The Rev. R. E. Redding, pastor of the Springwood church, 
respectfully petitioned the Presbytery to appoint a Commission 
to visit Springwood church, with full power to act and decide 
in the premises to investigate and adjust certain difficulties 
between him and the said church. After some discussion of 
the matter, the petition was granted and subsequently the 
Moderator appointed the following Commission, viz. : Dr. E. 
R. Leyburn, chairman. Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, Rev. D. Mclver, 
Rev. R. M. Williams, Dr. Neal L. Anderson, and Elders S. A. 
Kerr, G. W. Denny and McBride Holt. 

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ter}^ were taken up, and the Alamance Church was chosen as 
the place, and the time was fixed for Tuesday, September 12, 
1916, at 8:00 o'clock p. m. — (changed to 3 o'clock p. m. at 
adjourned meeting). ; 

The examination of Rev. C. E. White was now taken up, 
and he was examined on Experimental Religion, on Theology 
and Church Gevernment. The examination on each of these 
was sustained as satisfactory, and Mr. White publicly answered 
in the affirmative the questions to be put to candidates for 
Ordination. On motion Mr. White was then received and en- 
rolled as a minister of Orange Presbytery. 

Ruling Elder A. W. McAlister of the First Presbyterian 
church, Greensboro, by special request and by personal order 
of the Presbytery, addressed the Presbytery on ' ' Inter Denom- 
inational Christian Co-operation. ' ' This interesting and time- 
ly address was listened to with deep interest, and a rising vote 
of thanks was tendered to Mr. McAlister for the address. 

The Standing Committee on Sessional Duties made their 
report which was received, and after some discussion it was 
ordered that a special Committee be appointed to write to the 
delinquent Churches and urge them to meet their obligations, 
especially in the matter of Minister's salary and payment of 
expenses in attending the church courts. The Moderator 
appointed the following to constitute the Committee : Rev. 
C. P. Coble, Rev. E. C. Murray and Rev. E. J. Hertwig. The 
report was then adopted and is as follows : 

Your Committee would report that 70 churches have re- 
ported to Presbytery. 

1. To the question. Is any of your members dependent 
on public charity ? Sixty-eight answers No, and two says. One. 

2. Were expenses of ministers and elders paid in attend- 
ing the church courts? Twenty-nine say "Yes," and forty- 
one say ''No." 

3. What amount is due, if any, on your ministers salary? 
Eight churches make no answer, forty-nine say "Paid in full," 



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and thirteen say ''Paid in part." These thirteen are due the 
following amounts, viz. : Milton, $39.94 ; Chapel Hill, $575.00 
to be paid by Synod; Stony Creek, $13.00; Fairfield, $25.79; 
Roxboro, $50.00; Bethel, $65.03; Springwood, $103.00; 
Thomasville, $148.00; Elkin, (col.) $9.00; Clark Memorial, 
$20.00; Beulah, $8.00; Yanceyville, $44.00 and Bethesda, 
$105.00. 

4. What collections ordered by Presbytery and Assembly 
were omitted? Thirty-eight churches say ''None omitted,'* 
Eleven say "Some omitted," Six make no answer, and fifteen 
report ' ' all omitted. ' ' 

5. What mode of collection is employed? Forty-four 
churches use Every-Member-Canvass, 26 churches do not, 30 
churches use envelope system, and 40 do not. ^ 

R. E. REDDING, Chairinan. 

The Standing Order to hear the report of the Executive 
Committee on Presbytery's Home Missions was now observed, 
though the hour appointed was past. The Superintendent and 
Chairman, Rev. S. M. Rankin, read the report, which, on mo- 
tion, was received and adopted as a whole. 

This vote, to adopt as a whole was afterwards reconsidered 
and the report went over as unfinished business. 

Presbytery then took recess until 2:00 o'clock p. m. 



THIRD DAY — Afternoon Session. 

Thomasville, N. C, Thursday, April 13, 1916. 

Presbytery met at 2:00 o'clock p. m., and resumed busi- 
ness. 

The Committee on Nominations made the following report 
which was received and adopted : 

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NOMINATIONS 

Your Committee on Nominations would make the following recom- 
mentions: 

1. That the Trustees of Presbytery and of Davidson College 
remain as at present. 

2. On the Board of Trustees of The Flora MacDonald College, 
that Mr. J. M. Eogens be elected to succeed Mr. G. W. Maslin, 
resigned, and that Mr. E. G. Vaughn be elected to succeed Mr. E. P. 
Wharton, resigned. 

3. That there be no change in the Board ot Trustees of the 
Glade Valley High School. 

4. That the membership of the Executive Committee of Local 
Home Missions remain as at present, with the addition of Eev. C. 
P. Coble in the place made vacant by the removal of Eev. Dr. Melton 
Clark from our bounds. 

5. That the Committee of Foreign Missions remain as at present. 

6. That the Committee of Assembly's Home Missions and 
Evangelism remain as at jDresent. 

7. That the Committee of Christian Education and Ministerial 
Eelief remain as at present. 

8. That the Committee of Publication and Sabbath School 
Extension be constituted as follows: Eev. T. C. Bales, Chairman, 
Eev. T. W. Simpson, and Elder "W. F. Carter. 

9. That the Committee on Bible Cause remain as at present. 

10. That the Committee on Sabbath and Family Eeligion remain 
as at present. 

11. That the Committee on Orphans' Home be composed of Eev. 
E. M. Williams, Chairman, Eev. T. M. McConnell, and Mr. L. Eichard- 
son. 

12. The other committees to remain as at present constituted. 

In response to the request from 75 members of the 1st Church 
of Durham, living at West Durham, we recommend that the follow- 
ing commission be appointed to visit the West Durham field on 
May 7th, at 3 o'clock p. m., and organize a church there, if the 
way be clear: Eev E. E. Ley burn to preside and preach, and Eev. 
K. L. Mclver to deliver the charge to officers, and E. E. Leyburn to 
charge congregation, and Eev. J. A. Satterfield and Elders H. C. 
Linthicum, J. E. Patton, and W. P. Jordan. 



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In response to the request from a number of members of the 
Lexington Church we recommend that the following commission be 
appointed to visit the Lexington field and organize a church at 
Dakotah, if the way be clear: Eev. S. M. Eankin to preside and 
preach, Eev. C. P. Coble to deliver charge to people, and Eev. W. A. 
Daniel to charge officers, Eev. George W. Lee to act as alternate to 
any of these who cannot be present. Elders George W. Montcastle 
and Capt. F. C. Eobbins. Time, Friday after 4th Sunday of May. 

In answer to the overtime from the Greensboro 1st Church ses- 
sion, asking for the appointment of a committee of at least five to 
investigate and discover the number and needs of the destitute un- 
provided for orphan children, white or black, legitimate or illegitimate, 
within the bounds of Orange Presbytery, we recommend the appoint- 
ment of the following committee: Mr. L. H. Putman, State Supt. 
Children's Home Society, Chairman, Mr. A. W. McAlister, Eev. E. 
Murphy Williams, T. E. Foust, Eev. C. E. Hodgin. 

E. E. LEYBUEN, Chairman. 

Tlie Home Mission report was now taken up for recon- 
sideration. 

The chairman read the recommendations, one by one, 
which were considered and adopted. In the matter of the 
appropriations, however, to the various mission fields and 
churches, a considerable discussion arose and the Presbytery 
directed that special consideration be given vy the Home 
Mission Committee to the needs of the Thomasville church. 
The report as a whole was then adopted and is as follows : 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF PRESBYTERIAL 
HOME MISSIONS AND EVANGELISM 

In submitting this our annual report, first of all, we wish to 
express our gratitude to our Heavenly Father for His manifest 
blessing upon our work. We thank the pastors, churches and Ladies' 
Societies for their financial support, and our Home Mission pastors and 
evangelists for their faithfulness and self-denying labors. 

This has been the mo«t fruitful and successful year in our 
history. During the past twelve months every church has been sup- 
plied with preaching. A most remarkable record! This we have 
never before been able to report, and perhaps not another Presby- 
tery in the General Assembly is able to report 'Such a record. Four 
new churches, all in desirable communities, have been organized. 



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We have had employed eleven ministers and these have served 34 
churches and 12 mission points. We have an exceptionally fine 
body of men and they have done faithful and hard work on small 
salaries. Evangelistic meetings have been held in practically all 
our churches. Our men report a total of 306 conversions and 208 
additions to our Home Mission churches; an average of 30 con- 
versions and 20 additions per minister. This a splendid record. 
Taking the entire Presbytery, the average is 14 additions per 
minister. In the General Assembly the average is 11 additions per 
minister. In our Foreign Mission fields the average is 12 additions 
per missionary, but this is not counting the work of the 1,227 native 
helpers, 361 of whom are preachers. 

We received one new member for every $20 put into this work. 
According to the last report of Dr. Morris, each new member in 
the Assembly 's Home Mission work costs $37. According to the last 
report of Dr. Smith, each new member in the foreign field costs 
$132. You see we are getting fine results for the money placed in 
our hands. 

Our men report 34 Sunday Schools with an enrollment of 1,730; 
$3,651.00 paid on pastors' salaries; $1,254.00 for congregational ex- 
penses; and $656.00 given to beneficence. (The complete financial 
reports were not in when these figures were complied.) 

I. Review. Reviewing the past ten years under and present 
plan of operation we find the results and progress very gratifying. 
Fourteen churches have been organized, 13 church buildings have 
been erected, 1,319 members have been added to our Home Mission 
churches, and these churches have contributed $16,889.00 to the 
benevolent causes. 



Reviewing the whole Presbytery 


we have made gains as 


follows: 




1906 


1916 


Gains 


Churches, _ _ 


67 


80 


13 


Ministers, 


27 


45 


18 


Vacant Churches, __ 


19 


None 


None 






1915 




Additions on Examination, 


281 


533 


252 


Communicants, 


6 203 


8 530 


2 327 


Contributions to Beneficence, 


$ 20 628 


$127 894 


$107 266 


Pastors salaries paid. 


$ 19 122 


$ 32 144 


$ 12 992 



II. Needs and Opportunities 1. General. There are wide open 
doors and large opportunities for aggressive work within our bounds. 
There are 50 towns with populations ranging from 100 to 2,500 



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without a Presbyterian church. Many of those tuwns have Presby- 
terian families living in them who desires an organized church of 
their own faith and order. 

There are many" large rural districts without a church or Sun- 
day School of any denomination. Many of these communities would 
heartily welcome and co-operate with us if we had the necessary 
money to enter them. It is the judgment of your Committee that 
there are at least 10,000 people in the bounds of our Presbytery 
who could be won for Christ and our church within five years if we 
had the necessary money to make an aggressive^ campaign. We 
could use ten additional ministers right now to great advantage. 

2. Special Needs. There are some special needs that we must 
consider. Person is the only county which has no resident Presby- 
terian minister. Eoxboro is our only church in the county. The 
members of this church want a resident pastor who shall give half 
of his time to their church and the other half to mission work in 
the county. The members of the Eoxboro church have quadrupled 
their subscription to pastor 's salary, and it seems their request must 
be granted, even if we have to borrow the necessary money. 

Another pressing need is Elkin and adjacent territory. Kev. 
C. W. Eobinson now supplies Elkin, but all of his time is needed 
in Wilkes county. Furthermore there are large opportunities near 
Elkin that we ought to take advantage of. 

Ashe and Alleghany counties are both needing an additional 
minister. The work here is too large and hard for one now to handle 
it as it should be. 

The work in Stokes county has grown to such an extent that 
Eev. C. W. Ervin can not much longer care for it alone. If we had the 
money to give our men even student help during the summer months 
it would enable them to give more time to active evangelistic effort 
at this season, Vjut our hands are tied by the lack of funds. 

III. Our Fields. 1. Eev. J. C. Brown has been our local evan- 
gelist in Ashe county for two years. He has three organized churches 
and two mission points. His congregations are good and the work 
is developing. He has had evangelistic meetings in all his churches 
and rex)orts seven conversions and seven additions. 

2. Eev. E. Wayne Thompson is our local evangelist in Al- 
leghany county. H6 is a native of the county and much beloved 
by his people. He has four churches and two mission ^stations. He 
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3. Rev. C. W. Ervin has been our local evangelist in Stokes 
county for nearly three years. The work has prospered under his 
supervision. He has four churches and three mission stations. One 
church building was erected last year and another is to be erected 
this summer. He reports 36 conversions and 18 additions. 

4. Eev. W. P. Robertson is the pastor of the Madison group. 
He serves six churches and one mission point, over a wide territory, 
often preaching three or more times per week. He reports 45 con- 
versions and 36 additions. 

5. Rev. Geo. W. Oldham is the pastor of the Yanceyville group 
which includes Yanceyville, Bethesda, Griers and Pleasant Grove. 
He has had evangelistic meetings in all his churches and reports 
33 conversions and 21 additions. 

6. Rev. N. R. Clayton is the pastor of the Milton group which 
includes Milton, Red House, Gilead and Roxboro. He has had a 
good year and reports 31 conversions and 19 additions. 

7. Rev. J. W. Clegg is in charge of the Thomasville-Elmira 
group which also includes the new church at Trolinwood and the 
mission point at Travora. He reports 19 conversions and 39 additions. 

8. Rev. W. O. Sample is the pastor of the Cross Roads-Stony 
Creek group. We give very little help to this field. He reports 25 
conversions and 13 additions. 

9. Rev. J. M. Wicker is the pastor elect of the Asheboro church, 
and also supplies Worthville and one other point. Your superintend- 
ent supplied Asheboro for seven months before Mr. Wicker was 
secured. There were 65 conversions in this charge during the year 
and 14 additions. 

10. We assisted in the support of candidate H. S. Turner at 
Leaksville-Spray last summer before this group was divided. He re- 
ports 17 conversions and 22 additions. 

11. Mr. H. L. Thomas is doing Sunday School work in Stokes 
county under the supervision of your committee; however, he is 
largely supported by the Assembly's Committee on Sunday School 
Extension. He has been giving most of his time to Sunday Schools 
at Hills and Pine Ridge, but has recently organized two new schools, 
one at New Bethel and the other at Beaver Dam. 

IV. Summary and Aim. During the year there has been added 
to our Home Mission churches an average of one new member to 
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the ratio was one to fifteen. In the Assembly the ratio was one to 
seventeen. Shall we not strive to make the average in the Presby- 
tery this year at least one to every ten communicants'? We can 
do this by using the present organizations of our churches for per- 
sonal evangelistic work. The pastor should have a definite program 
for evangelism in his church. Every church member should be led 
to form a prayer list of his unsaved friends for wuose salvation he 
offers daily prayer. We ask that the pastors, sessions, boards of 
deacons, Sunday School officers and teachers. Christian Endeavorers, 
and Ladies' Societies take up this matter. The chief business of 
the Christian and of the organized church is to bring souls to Christ. 

V. Financial. We were $1,600.00 in debt at the last spring 
meeting of Presbytery, and we are now $1,650.00 in debt. But for 
the interest we have had to pay on borrowed money the receipts this 
year would have more than met our obligations. If every church 
had given its full apportionments we would have been able to close 
the year without any indebtedness. We feel encouraged, however, 
and we hope you do too, in that our receipts have practically met 
our obligations with every church supplied during the entire year. 
Believing that the pastors and sessions are the proper parties to 
raise their apportionments, we have not made special appeals; but 
we do urge the church authorities to pay their full apportionment. 
Every $20 given to this cause wins one soul. Where can you get 
better returns for the money invested? The pastors must take the 
lead. If this cause is properly presented, the churches and societies 
will respond. Brethren, this is your work, and the 300 and more 
souls saved last year we bring to you in return for the money you 
entrusted to us. If you had given us more money we could have 
brought more souls. 

1. Statements of S. M. Eankin, Treasurer, in account with the 
Home Mission Fund from April 13, 1915 to April 11, 1916: 



DEBITS 

To Amount on hand, April 13, 1915, $ 27.37 

To Amount from Dr. E. C. Murray, Treasurer, 4045.60 

To Amount borrowed of Am. Ex. Bank, 800.00 

To Amount borrowed of S. M. Eankin, Trustee 700.00 



Total, $5572.97 



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I 

CEEDITS 

By Amount to Pastors and Evangelists, $4347.49 

By Amount to Expense Account, 75.42 

By Amount to Interest, 96.00 

By Amount to American Exchange National Bank, 800.00 

By Amount in American Exchange Bank and Check, 254.06 



Total, $5572.97 

2. Present Indebtedness: 

To American Exchange National Bank, $1200.00 

To S. M. Kankin, Trustee, 700.00 



Total, $1900.00 



3. The following churches have contributed more than their 
apportionemnts: Church of the Covenant, DaLane, North Wilkes- 
boro, Eeidsville, Eocky Eidge, Eoxboro, Elmira and Glade Valley. 

4. The following have paid their full apportionments: Carson 
Memorial, Durham 2nd, Greensboro 1st, Lexington, Mt Airy, Eed 
House, Sandy Eidge, Wentworth and Winston Ist. 

5. The following have contributed less than half of their ap- 
portionment: Alamance, Asbury, Bethany, Bethel, Bethesda, Beth- 
lehem, Clark Memorial, Cross Eroads, Dan Eiver, Ebenezer, Efland, 
Elkin 1st, Elkin 2nd, Eno, Fairfield, Gilead, Hawfields, High Point, 
Jefferson, Little Eiver, Mebane, Midway, Milton, North Eno, New 
Hope, Pleasant Grove, Pine Eidge, Obids, Saxapahaw, Smyrna, Speed- 
well, Springwood, Stoneville, Stony Creek and Greenwood. 

6. The following have contributed nothing: Asheboro, Bessemer 
Ave., Beulah, Edgemont, Elim, Leaksville, Spray, Winston 2nd, Worth- 
ville and Jamestown. 

VI. Congregational Missions: A number of our pastors and 
churches are doing mission work on the borders of their congregations. 
This method of mission work can not be too highly commended. It 
has been most fruitful in reaching the unsaved and in increasing 
the number of our organized churches. It is also a means of grace 
and a source of Christian joy to those who are engaged in it. Further- 
more it is the most economical method of doing Home Mission work, 
for it is largely a labor of love. We hope not one of our pastors will 
be satisfied until his church is actively engaged in this form of mis- 
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VII. Recommendations — 

1. That the request of Eoxboro to withdraw from the Milton 
group be granted, and that $500.00 be appropriated to assist in support- 
ing a man at Eoxboro who shall give half of his time to mission work 
in the country. However, with this understanding that Eev. N. E. 
Clayton, is to continue to supply Eoxboro until a man is secured. 

2. That the Asheboro church be allowed to employ Eev. J. M, 
Wicker, and that $200.00 per year be appropriated to his salary with 
this understanding that he is to give half of his time to mission work 
in Eandolph County. 

3. That $75.00 be appropriated to assist in building a church at 
Collinstown, Stokes County. 

4. That the Sessions be requested to recommend to the Women's 
Societies in their churches that in the distribution of their funds 
for beneficence that they follow the percentage in the table of ap- 
portionments printed in the minutes of Orange Presbytery. 

5. That the men who are assigned to hold evangelistic meetings 
take a special collection for Presbyterial Home Missions during the 
meeting. 

6. That in cases where the church fails to raise its full apportion- 
ment for this cause by its usual method, that the pastor and session 
seek to have special contribution made to Presbyterial Home Missions 
to the full amount of the apportionment. 

7. That all of our churches seek to use their members in con- 
ducting Mission Sunday Schools. 

8. That as far as possible the ministers in each county form an 
association and meet at least quarterly, with the special purpose of 
discussing available mission points and how to supply them. 

9. That the Presbytery undertake to reach and add to its 
membership upon profession of faith at least 1000 souls during the 
coming year. That is but a fraction over 26 per pastor and evange- 
list and surely we can do this. 

10. That the following apportionments be made for the year, 
subject to changes by the committee where necessity arises: 



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1. Ashe County, $450.00 

2. Alleghany County, 300.00 

3. Stokes County, , 300.00 

4. Madison Group, 300.00 

5. Caswell County Group, lOO.OO 

6. Milton Group, 150.00 

7. Roxboro Field, 500.00 

8. Asheboro Field, 200.00 

9. Thomasville-Elmira Group, 150.00 

10. Cross Roads Group, 50.00 

11. CoUinstown Church Building, 75.00 



1. That the following appointments be made for evangelistic 
meetings: 

Asheboro, 

Asbury, 

Barnes Chapel 

Bethesda, 

Carson Memorial, 

DaLane, 

Danbury, 

Dan River, 

Dakota, 

Ebenezer, 

Elkin 1st, 

Elmira, 

Efland, 

Fairfield, 

Gilead, 

Glade Valley — 

Griers, 

Hills, 

Leaksville, 

Little River, 

Madison, 

North Eno, 

Obids, 

Pleasant Grove, _ 

Pine Hall, 

Pine Ridge, 

Rocky Ridge, 

Roxboro, — 

Sandy Ridge, 



Dr. Melton Clark 

— Dr. E. C. Murray 

Rev. N. R. Clayton 

Rev. F. M. Hawley 

Rev. C. P. Coble 

Rev. J. C. Brown 

Rev. Donald Mclver 

Rev. C. T. Bales 

Rev. S. M. Rankin 

Rev. T. W. Simpson 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin 

Rev. R. E. Redding 

Rev. J. W. Goodman 

Rev. W. D. Moss 

Dr. T. M. McConnell 

Rev. E. Frank Lee 

Rev. C. B. Craig 

Rev. S. M. Rankin 

Rev. J. M. Wicker 

Dr. O. G. Jones 

Rev. W. A. Daniel 

Rev. J. A. Satterfield 

Rev. E. J. Hertwig 

Rev. H. S. Bradshaw 

Rev. C. W. Robinson 

Rev. Geo. W. Lee 

Rev. E. Wayne Thompson 

Rev. S. M. Rankin 

&ey. R. O. Lucke 



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Smyrna, Rev. J. W. Clegg 

Spray, Dr. O. G. Jones 

Stony Creek, Dr. D. I. Craig 

South Lowell, , Rev. S. M. Rankin 

Thomasville, Dr. E. R. Leyburn 

Trolinwood, Rev. W. O. Sample 

Yaneeyville, — Rev. R. M. Williams 

Respectfully submitted by the Committee, 

S. M. RANKIN, Chairman. 



Report of Rev. S. M. Rankin, Superintendent of Presbyterial 
Home Missions: 

In prosecuting this work I have travelled 3100 miles; visited 65 
places; held 115 services, in which there were 80 conversions, and 32 
additions; administered 22 baptisms; assisted in organizing 3 churches; 
Moderated 7 Congregational meetings; assisted in ordaining and in- 
stalling 13 officers; assisted in 4 funerals; performed 9 marriage 
ceremonies; collected for different causes $736.00; and have written 
425 letters. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. M. RANKIN, Superintendent. 

The three Committees as a whole on the Sessional Records 
made the following report which was adopted : 

Your Committee on Sessional Records beg leave to make the 
following: 

1. Records approved without exception: Alamance, Burlington, 
Bethlehem, Bethany, Elmira, Eno, Glade Valley, Graham, Greensboro 
1st., Greenwood, Grier.s, Hawfields, High Point, Hillsboro, Leaksville, 
Lexington, Little River, Madison', Mebane, Midway, Milton, Mount 
Airy, New Hope, North Eno, North Wilkesboro, Cross Roads, Winston 
1st., Yaneeyville, Saxapahaw, Smyrna, Durham 1st., Durham 2nd., 
Springwood, Bethel, Buffalo, Westminster, Pleasant Grove, Wentworth 
and Reidsville. 

2. Those holding less than four meetings: Stoneville, Roxboro, 
Fairfield, Gilead, Efland, Speedwell and Elkin. 

3. No report of representative attending upon meeting of Church 
upper courts: Pine Hall, Pleasant Grove. 

4. Not in Presbytery: Roxboro since 1914, Sandy Ridge since 
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5. Sessions not opened and closed with prayer: Roxboro. 

6. Name of church not on back of book: North Winston, Stony 
Creek, Bessemer, Thomasville, Spray, Cross R-oads, Elmira, Glade 
Valley, Grier. 

7. Roxboro: In one meeting of session the names of Elders in 
attendance not mentioned, neither the number. 

8. TroUingwood: No statistical report. 

9. Not in meeting of this Presbytery: Jamestown, Jefferson, 
Lowell, AiShbury, Ashboro, Bethesda, Carson Memorial, Chapel Hill, 
Dalane, Danbmy, Dan River, Ebenezer, Edgemont, Elkin 2nd., Elim, 
Obids, Worthville. 

Respectfully submitted, 
WALDO P. ROBERTSON, Chairman. 

The Auditing Conmiittee made the following report which 
was adopted : 

Your Auditing Committee would respectfully report that they 
have carefully examined the accounts of Rev. S. M. Rankin, and C. E. 
Hodgin and find them correct with vouchers for all moneys paid out. 

P. H. GWYNN, Chairman. 

The report of the Committee, Eev. F. M. Hawley, chair- 
man, on the attendance of Ruling Elders on the meetings of the 
church courts, having been on the docket for some time, was 
called for, and by the consent of Presbytery was withdrawn 
by the Committee. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made the following 
report which was adopted: 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies begs to make the following 
report: 

The call for Rev. W. P. Robertson from the Madison church for 
three services per month at $300.00 per year and Manse, is in due 
form, and we recommend that it be placed in Mr. Robertson 's hands. 

The application for Rev. D. I. Craig and Rev. C. B. Craig as 
Stated Supply from the Speedwell Church for two Sabbath afternoons 
per month at $100.00 per year; your committee recommends be granted. 



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The application for Rev. D, I. Craig as Stated Supply from tlio 
Greenwood Cliurcli for two Sabbath afternoons per month at a salary 
of $30.00 per year; your committee recommends be granted. 

The application for Rev. E. C. Murray, as Stated Supply from the 
Pleasant Garden Church for one (service per month at a salary of 
$75.00 per year; your committee recommends be granted. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. M. RANKIN, Chairman. 

The Rev. W. P. Robertson signified his willingness to ac- 
cept the call from the Madison church as pastor for three ser- 
vices per month and use of Manse at $300.00 per year. Ap- 
proved. 

The Committee on Installations made the following report 
which was adopted : 

The Committee on Installations begs leave to report that the fol- 
lowing order be taken for the installation of Rev. W. P. Robertson as 
pastor of the Madiison Church: 

That the date be fixed for 3rd Sunday in May at 11 o'clock a. m. 

That Rev. C. E. Hodgin preside and propound the constitutional 
questions and charge the pastor, and Rev. T. W. Simpson to preach, 
Chas. Norfiect to charge people. Rev. Carl Craig to complete the Com- 
mission and be alternate to any in the performance of their duty. 

C. P. COBLE, Chairman. 

The following paper from the Midway church asking 
for changes in the call for their pastor was adopted : 

January 9, 1916. 

The church of Midway being in Congregational meeting assembled 
earnestly asks of Orange Presbytery permission to change the con- 
ditions of their Call of their pastor, Rev. E. FranK Lee, from four 
services a month in the afternoon, at a salary of $525 per year, to read 
two services per month in the afternoon, at a salary of $330 per year, 
payable monthly, and we hereby appoint the representative at the 
April meeting of Presbytery together with the Pastor to attend to 
having the change made, the same to take effect January 1, 1916. 

The following report of the Commission to install Rev. 
T. W. Simpson pastor of Reynolda church was approved : 



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INSTALLATION OF KEY. T. W. SIMPSON. 

The Commission appointed to install Kev. T. W. Simpson as first 
Pastor of the Reynolda Presbyterian Church met in that church on 
Sunday morning November 22, 1915, and was constituted with prayer. 

There were present Eev. Neal L. Anderson, Moderator, Rev. Drs. 
Theron H. Rice, D, Clay Lilly, and Ruling Elders J. H. Kuykendall 
and F. E. Evans of the Reynolda Church, J. M. Rogers and G. W. 
Maslin of the Winston First, E. L. Anderson of North Winston and 
W. F. Carter of Mt. Airy. 

Rev. Neal L. Anderson presided, propounded the constitutional 
questions and charged the Pastor, the sermon was preached by Rev. 
Theron H. Rice, D. D., on The Transfigured Life, and Rev. D. Clay 
Lilly, D. D., charged the people. 

In connection with the installation of the Pastor the beautiful 
church building was solemnly dedicated to the worship and service 
of God through Jesus Christ. 

The Commission adjourned with singing, prayer and the Apostolic 
benediction. 

NEAL L. ANDERSON, Moderator. 

The Roll of the Churches was called in the matter of the 
payment of the Presbyterial Tax, according to Standing Rule. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery submitteed his report which 
was received and approved, (See Appendix). 

The Committee on Systematic Beneficence made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted : 

REPORT ON SYSTEMATIC BENEFICENCE 

Report blanks were sent out to all our churches to secure informa- 
tion as to the extent of the adoption of the Assembly's Plan of 
Finance in our Presbytery, and from the answers we compile the 
following report: 

1. For 1916-17 40 churches have made an Every-Member-Canvass 
for congregational expenses, 28 for beneficence, and 11 for combined 
in one budget. 



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2. 25 ehurclies will use the Duplex Envelope, and 20 will use 
other kinds. 

3. 26 churches have a beneficence committee, and in 21 the 
deacons constitute that committee in whole or part. 

4. 16 churches have separate treasurers for beneficence. 

5. 42 churches have done more or less through educational work 
along this line — of our 80 churches, 38 conduct a canvass for benefi- 
cence, either separate or as part of budget, and use an envelope 
system of collection, and may therefore be counted as Every-Member- 
Canvass churches. These churches are indicated by stars in the 
table of Apportionments. 

Some of our churches that have not adopted the Assembly's Plan 
formally are using those financial methods best adapted to their 
circumstances for securing from every member a contribution every 
week through envelopes to every cause of the church. And there is 
a gratifying improvement in most of our churches, both in their 
spirit of liberality and in their financial methods. The 17 churches 
which comprise 86 per cent, of the membership of all our churches 
in the open country, and which represent the country church under 
almost every condition, show the following increase In contributions 
in the past ten years. To beneficence, 83 per cent.; to congregtional 
expense, 101 per cent.; both combined, 96 per cent.; a per capita in- 
crease of 63 per cent. 

The churches not yet sufficiently trained for an Every-Member- . 
Canvass for both congregational and beneficence purposes, or whose 
members are unwilling to pledge a definite weekly or monthly amount 
because of an uncertain and precarious income, we would recommend 
the following plan: 

1. Make a canvass for pastor's salary and incidental expenses. 

2. Distribute Duplex envelopes among all the members and urge 
them to make a liberal weekly offering to beneficence. 

3. Prorate the months of the year, in whole or part, among the 
beneficent causes. 

4. Post a schedule of these monthly collections in the church, 
and conduct a vigorous educational campaign throughout the year 
by preaching, the distribution of literature, etc. 

This feature of prorating the Sunday's of the year among the 
beneficent causes, instead of prorating the total receipts, might well 



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be adopted generally by our churches. The people will thus be giving 
to definite objects instead of to a general budget. The pastor will 
have opportunities to preach on the causes with a definite purpose, 
and the inspiration and educational value of their sermons will be 
utilized. There will be constant use for the valuable literature sent 
out by our committees. Special and emergency appeals will not 
require special collections and envelopes, where a cause has received 
no special collection or gifts its proportion of receipts may be increased 
by appeals during its allotted months and the standard of giving for 
the church and individual will not be fixed at the beginning of the 
year; the members being urged to regard their weekly pledge as 
merely minimum. 

We recommend: 

1. That hereafter the Treasurer of Presbytery be ex-ofiicio a 
member of this committee. 

2. That in the allotment of months for the various causes the 
entire month of February be given to Presbyterial Home Missions. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

E. C. MUEEAY, Chairman. 

The Rev. Dr. Murray tendered his resignation as chairman 
of the Systematic Beneficence Committee, which was reluct- 
antly accepted, and the Presbytery by a rising vote expressed 
its deep appreciation of his past services as chairman of this 
important Committee. 

On motion the Rev. T. W. Simpson, was elected chair- 
man of the Beneficence Committee to succeed Dr. Murray. 

Executive Committee on Young People's Societies made 
the following report which was adopted : 

YOUNG PEOPLE SOCIETIES. 

We have reports from twenty-six of the churches in our Presby- 
tery. 

These churches report fifty-eight organized Young Peoples societies. 
Three Covenanter Bands; two Men and Boys societies and five Brother- 
hoods, making a total of sixty-eight organized societies in these 26 
churches with an enrolled membership of 1070. 

They have contributed to the causes of the church as follows: 



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Foreign Missions $ 277 00 

Assembly's Home Missions 30 00 

Synodical Home Missions i 17 50 

Presbyterial Home Missions 95 50 

Congregational Home Missions ) 54 00 

Sunday School Extension 54 00 

Schools and Colleges , 38 00 

Bible Cause 3 00 

Orphans' Home 75 00 

Christialn Education and Ministerial Relief 22 40 

Miscellaneous Benevolence 249 84 $ 916 24 

Non Benevolence 77 00 



Total, $ 993 24 

MEN AND BOYS SOCIETIES 

Twelve churches report 10 organized societies. There are 451 
members. 

Gifts to Foreign Mission $ 579 00 

Schools and Colleges 27 00 

Congregational Mission , 4 00 

Miscellaneous Benevolence 83 00 $ 693 00 

Non Benevolent , 63 00 



Total, $ 756 00 



Combining the total of gifts of all the Societies ''Young Peoples"; 
"Men and Boys" and ''Brotherhood" we find the total to be to pure 
benevolence $1,609.24. Gifts to causes not purely Benevolence $140.- 
00, making a grand total of $1749.24. 

Your committee are much gratified to note an increase in the 
number of Societies — a very greatly increased interest in this arm of 
the service manifested by the increased gifts. 

But would call attention of all the societies to the request of the 
Presbytery that they apportion their gifts according to the schedule 
of apportionment as outlined in the Minutes of Presbytery — thus giv- 
ing to each cause of Benevolence its proper proportion, and recommend 
them to follow it. It is very gratifying to see from the reports that 
our young people are taking this interest in the Lord's cause and are 
thus showing their willingness to shoulder their responsibility in this 
matter. 

Very respectfully submitted, 

C. W. EOBINSON. 



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The Executive Committee on Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief, submitted the following report which was 
received and adopted : 

EEPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHEISTIAN EDUCATION AND 
MINISTERIAL RELIEF. 

FINANCIAL. 

The receipts for all departments of the work of Christian Educa- 
tion and Ministerial Relief for the past year were $117,620.60, as 
against $108,910.45 the previous year. An increase of $8,710.15. The 
total contributions of Orange Presbytery for this cause during the 
past year were $2,013.72, as against $2,045.95 the previous year, a 
decrease of $32.23. 

EDUCATION FOR THE MINISTRY. 

The number of candidates for the ministry reoieiving aid during 
the past year was 323, the largest number ever assisted before in 
the history of the church. The amount of aid granted to these candi- 
dates was $32,233.80, an increase of $1,727.30 over the amount granted 
the previous year. Twelve candidates of Orange i*resT)ytery received 
aid during the past year to the amount of $1,150.00. One candidate 
also received a loan of $100.00 from the Mary 1. Smith Loan Fund. 
Notes have been received from all candidates who have received aid, 
payable either in money or in service to the church. 

Orange Presbytery now has under its care twenty-one candidates 
for the ministry whose names and addresses are given below for the 
information of the Presbytery. A particular report of each candidate 
will be submitted at the Fall meeing of Presbytery. 

MINISTERIAL RELIEF. 

During the past year 75 ministers, 144 widows, and 21 orphans 
have received aid to the amount of $47,717.50, which is $4,281.90 
more than the amount given the previous year. There are only three 
beneficiaries of this fund in this Presbytery, viz.: Rev. E. H. Harding, 
D. D., Mrs. B. L. Beall and Mrs. F. H. Johnston. Mrs. Beall has 
renewed her application for $200.00 for the coming year, and Mrs. 
Johnston for $180.00. We recommend that these applications be 
approved. We also recommend that the application of Mrs. B. B. 
Palmer for a special appropriation of $60.00 to assiut in defraying the 
funeral expenses of her husband be approved. 



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THE ENDOWMENT FUND. 

Last December, when the Endowment Fund of Ministerial Belief 
was $332,000 an Elder in one of the churches, desiring to see our aged 
and infirm ministers and the needy widows and orphans cared for in 
a better way and with more certainty, and also to arouse the church 
to a fuller realization of her sacred duty, offered to give $68,000 if the 
whole church would give twice this amount during the year 1916. 
If the condition of this liberal offer shall be complied with the Endow- 
ment Fund at the end of the year will amount to $536,000. 

For several year past most of our churches have given nothing 
to the Endowment Fund. Only $114.50 was given by the whole Presby- 
tery during the past year. Our Assembly 's Committee has called 
upon the church to give every member of every church an opportunity 
to contribute to this Fund on Sunday, April 16, 1916, or the nearest 
convenient day. We recommend that the pastors and sessions be 
requested to present this cause to every church in the Presbytery 
before the Fall meeting of Presbytery, explaining fully to the people 
that every dollar given this year will secure fifty cents additional 
from the special offer now before the church. 

THE STUDENT LOAN FUND. 

During the year 44 young men and 28 young women have received 
loans from this fund, which has enabled them to secure a higher 
education in one of our Presbyterian Colleges. Several ' ' Memorial 
Scholarship Funds ' ' of $400 each have been given, and others are 
greatly needed. This fund should be kept before our people of 
means as a fine opportunity for investment in some of the most worthy 
and promising young people of the church. 

We call the attention of Presbytery to the fact that only five 
churches have contributed their full apportionment or more to this 
cause during the year. These churches are: Church of the Covenant, 
Lexington, Bed House, Eeidsville, and Winston 1st. Twenty-eight 
churches contributed nothing to this impor,tant cause. We would urge 
that all our churches make an earnest effort to pay their apportion- 
ments in full the coming year. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman. 

CANDIDATES FOE THE MINISTEY IN OEANGE PEESBYTEEY, 

1915— '16. 

D. T. Bradshaw, Efland, N. C. Teaching, Oktaha, Okla. 
J. H. Carter, Mt. Airy, N. C. In business, Mt. Airy, N. C. 



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J. S. Cook, Eoiite 2^ Pilot Mountain, N. C. Union Seminary. — 2nd 

G. L. Cooper, Route 2, Graham, N. C. Davidson College — ^Junior 
W. L. Cooper, Jr., Route, Graham, N. C. Teaching, Glade Valley, N. C. 
W. G. Craig, Blackwood, N. C. University of N. C— Junior 

J. H. Gentry, Cherry Lane, N. C. In business, Sparta, N. C. 
L. I. Ingle, Gibsonville, N. C. Elon College 

J. L. McBride, Glade Valley, N. C. Davidson College — Sophomore 

J. W. Mann, Route 6, Mebane, N. C. Davidson College — Junior 

E. C. Murray, Jr., Route 6, Greensboro, N. C. Teaching, St. Pauls, N. C. 

J. R. Phipps, Route 2, Greensboro, N. C. Union Seminary — 2nd 

C. E. Rankin, Gibsonville, N. C. Davidson College — Junior 

Z. V. Robertson, Durham, N. C. Union Seminary — 2nd 

R. H. Stone, Stoneville, N. C. Davidson College — Sophomore 

H. S. Turner, Mebane, N. C. Union Seminary — 2nd 
J. G. Walker, Graham, N. C. Union Seminary — 3rd 

R. C. White, Route 1, Mebane, N. C. Teaching, Glade Valley, N. C. 
C. D. Whiteley, Route 6, Greensboro, N. C. Union Seminary — 2nd 
G. L. Whiteley, Route 6, Greensboro, N. C. Union Seminar}^ — 2nd 
K. L. Whittington, McLeansville, N. C. Union Seminary — 2nd 

The Standing Committee on Systematic Beneficence re- 
ports made a report which was adopted, subject to correction 
by the Stated Clerk. (See Appendix). 

The Standing Committee on the Minutes of Synod made 
the following report which was adopted : 

Your Committee on Minutes of Synod have carefully examined 
the same and it is our judgment that there is nothing in them calling 
for the special attention of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. S. BRADSHAW. 

The Executive Committee on Sunday Schools submitted 
a tabulated report which was received and adopted, and the 
sum totals forwarded to the Assembly. (See Appendix). 

On motion Mr. L. H. Putman, Superintendent of the 
North Carolina Children's Home Society, was heard with 
interest and pleasure by the Presbytery. 

The Executive Committee on the Bible Cause, Rev. W. 0. 
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by the Committee on Orders at the Fall meeting of Presbytery 
for the observance of the Centennial of the American Bible 
Society. The request was granted and the Committee direct- 
ed to prepare a suitable program of services. 

Presbytery then took recess until 7:45 o'clock p. m. 



THIRD day—Evening Session. 

Thomasville, N. C, Thursday, 13, 1916. 
Presbytery met at 7 :45 o'clock p. m. together with a large 
congregation, and the devotional exercises were conducted by 
Rev. W. D. Moss, presiding. 

According to the program of Orders this evening was de- 
voted to hearing representative men from our Educational 
Institutions, as follows: 

The Rev. Dr. W. McC. White of Raleigh addressed the 
Presbytery in the interest of Peace Institute. 

Dr. Neal L. Anderson and Prof. W. L. Cooper were heard 
in the interest of Glade Valley High School. 

President W. J. Martin was heard in the interest of David- 
son College, and Rev. W. D. Moss closed the Conference by 
telling of the work at Chapel Hill. 

These addresses were formally received as information, 
and to all the speakers were extended the thanks of Presby- 
tery by a rising vote. 

The Rev. S. M. Rankin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees 
of Glade Valley High School, submitted the following report 
which was received as information: 

GLADE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL. 

We are having a good school this year. The enrollment i« over 
100, and this is without any free school in connection with our school, 



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as has been the case before this. The school is gaining in favor with 
the people of all the surrounding country. 

We now have a plant that costs about $22,500.00, and we have 
a faculty of six. Mr. W. L. Cooper, our principal, is putting into it 
his best effort, and is handling the situation splendidl3^ 

Upon the recommendation of your Board the Presbytery agreed 
that a campaign for at least $10,000.00 for Glade Valley be made this 
year, and decided that no other cause be allowed to interfere with 
this campaign. For special reasons your Board selected Mr. Cooper 
to conduct this campaign. He could do it at less cost to the Board 
than any one else, and furthermore we wanted the people of the Pres- 
bytery to get acquainted with him. 

This money is needed to finish and paint the buildings, to provide 
a lighting plant and a water system, to buy additional furniture, and 
to fence the farm and otherwise put it in condition to make it more 
productive. This would put the school plant in fine shape and greatly 
increase its usefulness. 

In looking over the Presbytery 's table of apportionments, we 
find that to raise this $10,000.00 each church is expected to contribute 
an amount equal to its apportionment for Foreign Missions. It will 
be impossible for Mr. Cooper to visit every church. We therefore 
recommend that the session of each church, through their different 
organizations, raise this amount within the next few months, and send 
it to Mr. W. L. Cooper, Treasurer, Glade Valley, N. C. 

Respectfully submitted for the Board, 

S. M. RANKIN, Chairman. 

The Standing Committee on the Narratives, to formulate 
a report to the Assembly, made the following report which was 
adopted and forwarded to the Assembly : 

REPORT ON NARRATIVE 

Your Committee has received reports from 72 churches. These 
contain the lights and shadows that are generally found in such 
reports. Notes of optimism and encouragement are mingled with 
minor chords of failure and regret. 

]. Fully 75 per cent, report attendance upon public worship as 
good, especially at the morning service but quite a number report the 
atteiidance at night as unsatisfactory. 



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2. The monotonous refrain runs through nearly all the reports 
that the family altar, which has been in the past one of the dis- 
tinguishing characteristic of our beloved church and the influences 
of which are so essential to vital piety, is with very many of our 
people almost obsolete, but quite a number of them still remain true 
to the traditions of the past and the teachings of God's Word. 

3. Nearly all the churches report the observance of the Sabbath 
as good but your Committee fears that the standard of measurement 
is taken from the estimate of the world rather than from the word of 
God. 

4. Most of the reports indicate a sad and alarming laxity in the 
training of children in the home, a fact greatly to be deplored as it is 
in the home that the foundations of character are laid and thus its 
influences affect the life of both the Church and the State. 

5. In nearly all our Sabbath schools earnest, faithful work is 
being done. Both God's Word and the standards of our church are 
taught in the great majority of them. 

6 and 7. In the matter of giving, the outlook is encouraging. 
Many of the sessions report the liberality of their people as good 
and in some cases increasing. A great miajority of the churches have 
paid their pastors in full but some have failed in this most important 
niatter. 

8. Gracious revivals have been held in a number of our churches 
and in nearly all of them the presence of the spirit is manifest in a 
growing interest in religious work. 

9. In regard to worldliness the reports are for the most part 
optimistic, very few indicating its presence to any great extent but 
here again your Committee fears that the standard of measurement 
falls below the scriptural requirements. 

10 and 11. Only a few of the churches report any evangelistic 
work outside of their own bounds and the same is true in regard to 
effects to recruit the ministry, except that most of the pastors speak 
of it now and then from the pulpit. 

Respectfully submitted, 

T. M. McCONNELL, 
T. C. BALES, 
C. B. CEAIG, 
T. G. McLEAN, 
J. V. POMERO^. 



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The Committee on Leave of Absence made the following 
report which was approved : 

Your Committee on Leave of Absence would respectfully submit 
the following report: 

On the 2nd day the following brethren were excused: Revs. J. 
N. Ervin, and P. H. Guinn; C. T. Hamilton, J. H. Gillie, 

On the 3rd day, Ministers C. B. Craig, J. A. Satterfield, F. M. 
Hawley, R. O. Lucke, R. E. Redding, E. R. Leyburn, N. R. Clayton, 
E. W. Thompson, C. E. White and Elders W. A. Aydlett, Dr. W. N. 
Tate, J. W. Sharp, Geo. T. Williamson, J. A. Rankin, D. Thompson, 
S. H. Campbell, W. L. Wharton, T. G. McLean, Geo. T. Morrow, J. S. 
Cheek, F. E. Evans, S. S. Hunter, I. A. Hogan, Geo. A. Durham, J. T. 
Dick, W. B. Milner, J. P. Hughes. 

W. A. DANIEL, Chairman. 

On motion it was ordered that when this Presbytery ad- 
journs, it do so to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, on Tuesday, May 2, 1916, at 2 o'clock p. m. 

On motion of the Stated Clerk, after stating the growing 
need of a temporary clerk at each meeting who knows the 
run of the business, the Rev. J. W. Goodman was elected per- 
\ manent Clerk to assist the Stated Clerk, at a salary of $15.00 
per year. 

On motion the Standing Rule to call the roll of temporary 
supplies, to hold evangelistic meetings, ws dispensed with for 
this time. 

The Executive Committee on Woman's Work submitted 
their report which- was received and adopted, as follows: 

REPORT OF ORANGE PRESBYTERIAL, 1916, OF WOMAN'S 

WORK 

The Orange Presbyterial herewith submits to Presbytery the 
following complete report: 

Our nineteenth annual meeting was held in High Point, N. C, 
April 4th-7th. The number of delegates and visitors in attendance 
was one hundred and five. There was an increase in attendance of 
ten over last year, and the narrative reports of the delegates showed 
an increased activity along all lines of the work. 



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The following speakers were present, giving excellent addresses 
on their special topics: Mr. W. C. Smith, of Richmond, Va., spoke 
on the Missionary Survey and the importance of teaching missions 
to the young in the Sunday schools and elsewhere; Mrs. G. W. Butler, 
Brazil, Foreign Missions; Prof. E. C. Branson, of Chapel Hill, The 
Country Church; Miss Mary Wallace Kirk, Tuscumbia, Ala., on Mis- 
sion Study and Literaure; Miss Isabel Arnold, Elkins, West Va., on 
the ^Panama Congress and Latin America; Mr. C. L. Crane, Africa, 
on the needs of the Congo. 

There were no new pledges made but there was a general purpose 
among the .societies to increase the contributions to Glade Valley 
this year. 

(See Appendix to the Minutes of the Peresbytery.) 

The meeting adjourned to meet in Winston, N. C, April, 1917. 

MRS. O. G. JONES, President. 

MRS. F. W. MOORE, Secretary, 
Graham,' N. C. 
April 8th, 1916. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WOMAN'S WORK. 
Your Committee would submit the following report: 

In addition to the interesting and inspiring report made by the 
Presbyterial printed above we wish to record a total of 49 organized 
Women 's societies in 37 of our churches as reporting to Presbytery, 
with a showing in contributions as follows: Foreign Missions, $4,963; 
Assembly's Home Missions, $611; Synod's Home Missions, $378; 
Presbyterial Home Missions, $704; Congregational Home Missions, 
$653; Orphans' Homes, $1,804; Schools and Colleges, $675; Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief, $538; Bible Cause, $18; Sunday 
School Extension and Publication, $133; Miscellaneous Beneficence, 
$1,190; Contribution not Beneficent, $3,329; Total, $14,996. 

We would call particular attention to the increase in contribu- 
tions to beneficence this year, there being $1,825 more than the total 
to the same causes one year ago. This fact itself is a most pleasing 
evidence, we think, of the great growth and stimulation of our 
Women's societies along many lines, especially in spirituality and 
Christian liberality, and co-operative interest in the Lord's Cause. 
The Presbytery would record its genuine gratification for the record 
made. i / 4 

In view of the importance of maintaining good balance in the 



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distribution of moneys raised for the various causes, we would recom- 
mend the following: 

Resolved, That the Sessions be urged to have made such distri- 
bution of funds of the various Women's Societies as will secure the 
just proportion of funds for the causes of beneficence and particularly 
that the cause of Presbyterial Home Missions shall receive the pro- 
portion of such funds as is provided in the tables of apportionment 
of the Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. FRANK LEE, Chairman. 

The usual vote of heartfelt thanks, voiced by Rev. W. D. 
Moss, was tendered by a rising vote to the Thomasville Church, 
and community, and to the Baptist Church and Orphanage 
for their deeply appreciated hospitality. 

The Committee to install the Rev. G. W. Oldham as pastor 
of Bethesda Church reported that duty performed by Rev. H. 
S. Bradshaw on October 24, 1915, approved. 

The Minutes were read and approved, and after singing 
the usual Hymn — "Blest be the tie that binds," etc., the 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer and the benediction by the 
Moderator, to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, Greens- 
boro, on Tuesday, May 2, 1916, at 2 o'clock p. m. 

J. T. KERR, 

J. W. GOODMAN, 

Temporary Clerks. 
Attest: D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



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APPENDIX 



SUMMARY OF REPOET— 1916. 



Ministers : 45 

Churches J 80 

Elders 301 

Deacons 287 

Added on Examination 639 

Added on Certificate 414 

Eesident Members Reported 7557 

Non-Resident Members Reported 1065 

Whole Number Enrolled 9083 

Adults Baptized — 438 

Infants Baptized 98 

Total Enrollment of 81 Sunday Schools 10984 

Number of Manses 26 

Candidates for the Ministry 21 

Number of Women's Societies : 58 

Number of Young People 's Societies 58 

Number of Men 's and Boy 's Societies 10 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



Bal Apr. 
1, '15 



Received 



Disbursed 



Bal Apr. 
1, '16 



Foreign Missions 

Assembly 's Home Missions 
Synodical Home Missions. _ 
Presbyterial Home Missions 

Education and Relief 

Schools and Colleges 

Orphan's Home 

S. S. Extension 

Bible Cause __i 

Presbyterial Fund 



17 00 



2 17 



341 31 
194 53 
024 88 
839 87 
156 99 
567 00 
280 58 
723 28 
245 46 
765 52 



341 31 
194 53 
024 88 
839 87 
156 99 
567 00 
280 58 
740 28 
245 46 
767 32 



37 



Total, 



19 17|$20 139 42 



158 22 



37 



Balance in American Exchange National Bank, $ .37. 
Balance due on Assembly's Assessments, $372.50, 
Respectfully submitted, 

E. C. MURRAY, Treasurer. 



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mm- - 

We have audited the Treasurer's Books and find them accurately 
and neatly kept. Vouchers were presented for all disbursements, and 
the balance $ ,37 agrees with the bank account, allowing for checks 
that were out when the bank account was rendered. 

E. J. DAVIS, 
S. A. KEEit, 

Auditing Committee. 

Greensboro, N. C, April 11th, 1916. 



PRESBYTERIAL REPORT ON SYSTEMATIC BENEFICENCE. 



61 Churches Contributed to Foreign Missions $ 35,814 

53 Churches Contributed to Assembly's Home Missions 8,154 

66 Churches Contributed to Synod's Home Missions 2,827 

61 Churches Contributed to Presbytery's Home Missions- _ 5,339 

25 Churches Contributed to Congregational Home Missions 45 827 

54 Churches Contributed to Christian Ed. and Min. Eelief 3,176 

52 Churches Contributed to S. S, Extension and Pub 968 

42 Churches Contributed to Schools and Colleges 8,706 

45 Churches Contributed to Bible Cause 252 

60 Churches Contributed to Orphan Homes 8,763 

22 Churches Contributed to Miscellaneous 2,578 



Total, ^ $122,404 



Hileven Congregations have contributed to 11 objects of Systematic 
Beneficence, 14 to 10, 14 to 9, 6 to 8, 8 to 7, 3 to 6, 1 to 5, 1 to 4, 2 to 3, 
2 to 2, 8 to 1, 1 to none. 

EEV. T. W. SIMPSON, Chairman. 
D. I. CEAIG, Stated Clerk. 



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PRESBYTERIAL REPORT ON CHURCH SOCIETIES, 

WOMEN'S SOCIETIES. 

No. Societies reported 58 

Total Membership 1656 

Contributed to 

Foreign Missions $ 4,963 

Assembly's Home Missions 610 

Synod's Home Missions ^ ___ 378 

Presbytery's Home Missions 704 

Congregational Home Missions , 653 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 538 

S. S. Extension and Publication 133 

Schools and Colleges 675 

Bible Cause 19 

Orphan Homes 1,804 

Miscellaneous Benevolence , 1,190 

Contributions not Benevolent : 3,329 



Total to Benevolent Causes $ 16,634 



YOUNG PEOPLE'S SOCIETIES. 

No. Societies Reported 58 

Total Membership 1070 

Contributed to 

Foreign Missions $ 277 

Assembly's Home Missions 30 

Synod's Home Missions 18 

Presbytery's Home Missions 95 

Congregational Home Missions 52 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 22 

S. S. Extension and Publication 54 

Schools and Colleges 38 

Bible Cause - 3 

Orphan Homes 75 

Miscellaneous Benevolence 250 

Contributions not Benevolent 77 



Total to Benevolent Causes $ 993 



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MEN'S AND BOY'S SOCIETIES. 

No. Societies reported 10 

Total Membership ^ 451 

Contributed to 

Foreign Missions --1 $ 579 

Congregational Home Missions 4 

Schools and Colleges 27 

Miscellaneous Benevolence 83 

Contributions not Benevolent 63 

V 

Total to Benevolent Causes $ 756 



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DIRECTORY 



The following is a complete Directory for the present time, hav- 
ing been amended by filling all vacancies, April, 1916, 

OFFICERS. 

Moderator — Eev. E. Frank Lee, Greensboro, N. C. 
Stated Clerk— Eev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Eeidsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Eev. E. C. Murray, D. D., Greensboro, N. C, E. F. D. 

V 

^ TRUSTEES. 

1. Of Presbytery — Mr. J. M. Eogers, Winston, N. C.; Mr. L. B. 

Holt, Graham, N. C; Mr. E. E. King, Greensboro, N. C; Mr. A. M. 
Scales, Greensboro, N. C; Mr. J. W. Scott, Greensboro, N. C. 

2. Of Davidson College— Eev. C. E. Hodgin, (Fall of 1916) ; Eev. 
D, I. Craig, D. D., (Fall of 1917); Mr. Geo. W. Watts, (Fall of 1918); 
Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D., (Fall of 1919.) 

3. Of the Flora McDonald College — 

1. First Group, term of three years — Eev. E. C. Murray, D. D., 
Eev. D. Mclver, Mr. J. H. White and Mr. J. M. Eogers, (Fall of 1918.) 

2. Second Group, term of two years — Eev. S. M. Eankin, Mr. J. 
B. Finley, Mr. E. G. Vaughn and Mr. T. B. Fuller, (Fall of 1917.) 

3. Third Group, term of one year — Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Eev. E. 
M. Williams, Mr. A. M. Scales, and Mr. S. Strudwick, (Fall of 1916.) 

4. Of the Glade Valley High School— 

1. First Group, term of three years — Eev. C. P. Coble, Eev. Neal 
L. Anderson, D. D., and Mr. T. B. Finley, (Fall of 1918.) 

2. Second Group, term of two years — Eev. S. M. Eankin, Mr. A.. 
M. Scales, and Mr. A. W. McAlister, (Fall of 1917.) 

3. Third Group, term of one year — Mr. McBride Holt, Mr. J. L. 
Patterson, and Mr. W. F. Carter, (Fall of 1916.) 

5. Of Peace Institute — Eev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D. 



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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES. 

1. Local Home Missions — Rev. S. M. Rankin, Chairman, Greens- 
boro, N. C; Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D.; Rev. C. P. Coble; Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, Rev. C. W. Robinson, Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D., Mr. E. 
P. Wharton, Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. R. P. Richardson, Mr. J. M. Rogers. 

2. Foreign Missions — Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D., Chairman, Dur- 
ham, N. C; Rev. K. L. Mclver and Mr. E. J. Davis. 

3. Assembly's Home Missions and Evangelism — Rev. Neal L. 
Anderson, D. D., Chairman, Winston, N. C; Rev. E. J. Hertwig, Rev. 

C, W. Robinson, Elders G, W. Maslin and L. Richardson. 

4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Rev. C. E. Hod- 
gin, Chairman, Greensboro, N. C; Rev. D. Mclver and Elder E. P. 
Wharton. 

5. Publication and Sabbath School Extension — Rev. T. C. Bales, 
Chairman, Rev. T, W. Simpson and Elder W. P. Carter. 

6. Bible Cause— Rev. W. O. Sample, Chairman, W. R. Sellers and 

D. A. White. 

7. Sabbath and Family Religion — Rev. T. W. Simpson, Chairman, 
Rev. G. W. Lee and Rev. N. R. Clayton. 

8. Orphans' Home — Rev. R. M. Williams, Chairman, T. M. Mc- 
Connell, D. D. and Mr. L. Richardson. 

9. Synodical Schools and Colleges — Rev. D. Mclver, Chairman, 
Mr. Harvey White and Rev. T. M. McConnell, D. D. 

10. Woman's Work— Rev. E. Frank Lee, Chairman, Rev. R. E. 
Redding and Mr. A. T. Whitsett. 

11. Y. P. Societies, Etc.— Rev. C. W. Robinson, Chairman, Rev. 
G. W. Oldham and Mr. J. R. Finley. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES. 

1. Systematic Beneficence and Apportionments — Rev. T. W. Simp- * 
son. Chairman, Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., and the Chairmen of the 
Executive Committees. 

2. Printed Records of Presbytery— Rev. J. W .Goodman, Chair- 
man, Rev. D. Mclver and W. F. Carter. 



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3. Laymen's Missionary Movement — Mr. E. J. Davis, Chairman 
and Eepresentative. 

4. Auditing — My. E. J, Davis and Mr. ,S. A. Kerr. 

5. Committee on Orders — The Moderator, Eev. E. Frank Lee, 
Chairman, the Stated Clerk and Pastor of Church Where Presbytery 
meets. 

EXAMINING COJUMITTEES. 

2. Printed Records of Presbytery — Rev. J. W. Goodman, Chair- 
kin, and C. W. Erwin. 

2. Latin and Greek Exercises — Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Eev. S. M. 
Eankin and Eev. P. M. Hawley, 

3. Greek, Hebrew and Logic — Eev. Melton Clark, Chairman, 
Eev. E. C. Murray, Eev. E. E. Leyburn and Eev. T, C. Bales. 

4. Mathematics and Physical Science — Eev. C. W. Eobinson, 
Eev., D. I. Craig, D. D., and Eev. E. M. Williams. 

5. Mental and Moral Philosophy — Eev. T. M. MeConnell, D. D., 
Chairman, Eev. C. E. Hodgin and Eev. T. C. Bales. 

6. Theology— Eev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Eev. E. C. Murray, D. D., 
Eev. Melton Clark, D. D. 

7. Church History — Eev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D., Eev. D. Mc- 
Iver and Eev. W. S. Wilhelm. 

8. Church Government and Sacraments — Eev. H. S. Bradshaw, 
Eev. F. M. Hawley and Eev. E. E. Leyburn, D. D. 



TABLE OF APPORTIONMENTS FOR 1916-1917. 



CHUECHES 


Foreign 
Missions 


Assembly's 
Missions 


Synodical 
Missions 


Presbyterial 
Missions 


1 

Education 
and Eelief 


Schools and 
Colleges 


Orphans' 
Home 


s 

^ C 


Bible Cause 


Presbyterial 
Fund 


PERCENTAGES 


I SO 


14 


5 


i 16 


10 


11 


10 


3 


1 




*Alamance 


$ 404 


$ 179 


$ 75 


$ 211 


$ 123 


$ 142 


$ 123 


$ 35 


$ 9 


$ 33 


Asbury . _ 


' 81 


14 


6 


17 


10 


12 


10 


3 




3 


Asheboro 


i 40 


17 


7 


21 


12 


14 


12 


3 




3 


Bessemer Ave. 


1 33 


15 


6 


18 


11 


' 12 


11 


3 




3 


*Bethany 


i 44 


19 


8 


23 


13 


16 


13 


4 


1| 4 


*Bethel _ _._ 


! iro 


76 


32 


89 


51 


60 


51 


15 




14 


Bethesda 


41 


18 


8 


22 


13 


16 

32 


13 


4 




3 


*Bethlehem 


87 


39 


17 


46 


27 


27 
6 


8 




7 


Beulah _ 


18 


8 


4 


10 


6 




2 




2 


♦Buffalo 


159 


72 


29 


84 


49 


56 


49 


14 




13 


"Burlington 


369 


165 


68 


193 


112 


130 


112 


32 




30 


Carson Memorial 


5 


4 


2 


4 


2 


4 


2 


1 




1 


Chanel Hill 


78 


35 


15 


41 


24 


28 


24 


7 




7 


*Church of Covenant 


270 


120 


49 


141 


82 


94 


82 


23 




22 


Clark Memorial 


21 


10 


4 


12 


7 


8 


7 


2 




2 


*Cross Eoads 


169 


76 


32 


89 


52 


60 


52 


15 




14 


Dalane 


5 


2 


2 


4 


2 


4 


2 


1 




1 


*Danbury 


8 


3 


2 


5 


3 


4 


3 


1 




1 


Dan River 


63 


28 


12 


3 


18 


22 


18 


5 




5 


"Durham First 


! 1 328 


590 


244 


694 


405 


464 


405 


116 




107 


*Durham Second 


46 


20 


8 


24 


14 


16 


14 


4 




4 


Ebenezer 


9 


4 


2 


6 


• 4 


4 


4 


1 




1 


*Edgemont 


89 


40 


17 


47 


27 


32 


27 


8 




7 


Efland 


37 


17 


7 


19 
9 


11 


14 
6 


11 


3 




3 


*Elkin First 


16 


7 


3 


5 


5 


2 




1 


Elkin Second 


6 


3 


2 


4 


2 


4 


2 


1 




1 


Elim 


9 


4 


2 


6 


4 


4 


4 


1 




1 


*Elmira 


21 


10 


4 


12 


7 


8 


7 


2 




2 


Eno 


44 


19 


8 


23 


13 


16 


13 


4 




4 


Fairfield 


48 


21 


9 


25 


14 


18 


14 


4 




1 


*Gilead 


21 


10 


4 


12 


7 


8 


7 


2 


1[ 2 


Glade Valley 


20 


9 


4 


11 


6 


8 


6 


2 


Ij 2 


*Graham 


400 


177 


74 


209 


122 


140 


122 


35 


9 32 


*Greensboro First 


1 626 


723 


293 


849 


495 


566 


495 


141 


36 j 131 


Greenwood 


13 


6 


3 


8 


5 


6 


5 


2 


1 1 


Griers 


66 


29 


13 


34 


20 


24 


20 


e 


1! 6 


*HawfieId» 


226 


100 


42 


118 


69 


80 


69 


2C 


5' 18 


*High Point 


300 


133 


• 55 


157 


91 


106 


91 


2( 


7 24 


*Hillsboro 


132 


58 


24 


69 


40 


40 


40 


1] 




11 


Jamestown 


5 


3 


2 


4 


2 


4 


2 


1 




1 


Jefferson 


18 


8 


4 


10 


6 


i 


6 


2 




2 


Leaksville 


58 


25 


11 


30 


18 


2( 


18 


5 




5 


"Lexington _ 


209 


93 


39 


110 


65 


li 


65 


19 




16 


Little Eiver ' 


186 


83 


35 


97 


56 


6( 


56 


16 




15 


Lowell 


10 


4 


2 


a 


4 




4 


1 




1 


*Madison 


90 


40 


17 


47 


27 


32 


27 


8 




8 


*Mebane _ 


305 


136 


57 


160 


94 


108 


94 


27 




24 


"Midway 


111 


50 


21 


59 


34 


40 


34 


10 




9 


Milton 


62 


27 


12 


32 


19 


22 


19 


5 1 


1 


*Mount Airy 


255 


114 


65 


184 


107 


124 
38 


107 


31 
9 




20 
9 


"New Hope 


110 


49 


20 


57 


33 


33 




North Eno 


22 


10 


4 


12 


7 


8 


7 




2 


"North Wilkesbofo 


160 


71 


29 


84 


49 


56 


49 
33 


xlj \ 


13 
9 


"North Winston ___ ^ 


110 


49 


20 




33 


38 




Obids 


6 


3 


2 


'l! 


2 




9 


? ? 


1 


Pine Hall _ 


10 


4. 


2 


6, 


4 






1 




1 


Pine Eidge 


75 


34 


15 


40 1 


23, 


28 


4 


7 




6 


Pleasant Garden 


10 


4 


2 


g 








1 




1 


Pleasant Grove ___ 


16 


7 


3 


9I 


5 


6 




2 




1 


Eed House 


30 


13 


6 


16^ 


9 


12 


9 


s 




3 


"Reidsville 


368 


163 


67 


192! 


112 





128 


112 


32 8 


30 


Rocky Ridge 




3 




Q 



2, 


3 


1 1 


1 


Roxboro 


?5 


11 


5 


14 


8 

3 




8 


2 




2 


Sandy Ridge 


g 


3 




5 


4 


3 


1 




1 


"Saxapahaw 


35 


17 


. 7 


19 


11 
8 


14 


11 






3 


Smyrna 

"Speedwell 


25 


11 


5 


14 


10 


8 


2 




2 


53 


241 


11 


28 


17 


20 


17 


5 




4 




48 


21 1 


9 


25 


14 


18 


14 


4 




4 


Springwood 

Stoneville 


86 
18 


38! 
8! 


16 
4 


45 
10 


26! 

6; 


30 
8 


26 
6 


7 

2 




7 

2 


"Stony Creek 


81 


37 


16 


43 


25 
13 
2 


30 


25 


7 




7 


"Thomasville 

Wentworth 

"Westminster 

"Wilkcsboro 


41 
4 


18 


8 
1 


23 
3 


16 

2 


13 
2 


4 
1 




3 
1 


734 
37 


326 
17 


100 
7 


383 
20 


223 
12 


190 
14 


223 
12 


47 
3 


16 


59 
3 


"Winston First 

Worthville 


1 416 
3 


629 


259 


73!. 
9 


431 
li 


494 
2 


43] 
] 


123 
1 


31 


114 


Yanceyvillo 


40 




li 

1 


2i| 


12! 

1 


14 


If 


3 




1 

3 


Total, 


$11 360 


$5 052 


$2 105 $6 017 $3 506 $4 Olf 


^3 50( 


5991 


?275 


•^929 



By order of Presbytery, E. O. MURRAY, Chairman. 

Means "Every-Member-Canvass." 



ii 

. i 1 , 



PRESBYTERIAL REPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS 



CHURCHES REPORTING 
SA3BATH-SCH00LS 



MEMBERSHIP 



BENEVOLENT CONTRIBUTIONS 



« O 



O c« 

IS 

O 



Q 



spray 

Wilkesboro — . 
Winston First 



North Wilkesboro 

Westminster 

No. 2. 

Milton 

Church of Covenant 

No. 2. 

Smyrna 

Madison 

Bethany 

Leaksville 

No. 2 

Hawfields 

Burlington 

Greensboro First 

No. 2 

Lexington 

No. 2 

Bsssemer Avenue 

Springwood 

Bethel 

Thomasville 

Griers __ 

Jefferson 

Obids 

Ebenezer 

Yanceyville 

Pine Ridge 

No, 2 

Dan River 

Asbury 

No. 2 

Durham First 

Hillsboro 

Mount Airy 

No. 2 

Eno . 

South Lowell 

Fairfield 

Little River 

Trollingwood 

Elmira 

Cross Roads 

North Eno 

Graham 

No. 2 

No. 3 

New Hope 

Bethlehem 

Alamance 

High Point 

Mebane 

Durham Second 

Elkin First 

North Winston 

No. 2 

No. 3 

Red House 

Midway 

Roxboro 

Buffalo 

Speedwell 

Reidsville 

No. 2 

Stony Creek 

Glade Valley 

Chapel Hill 

Beulah 

Elim 

Efland 

Edgemont 

Greenwood 

Rocky Ridge 

Dalane 

Pine Hall 

Dan River 

Danbury 

No. 2 



123 

20 

390 62 
238 27 

1051 

277 i 25 
63 15 

25 

240 18 
631 15 

541 

65j 

45! 

12 

48!- 

1061 

227 ' 16 
730 31 

108 i 

86] 13l 
165 ___._| 



132 
25 
506 
341 



15, 



50 



100 



50 

125; 30 
62'.— 
3l!__- 
40L._. 
60- 

50: 

20! 



70 



40i_. 
38 -. 
60 _. 
37 _. 
558 59' 119 
47 

2.35 40' 55 

140 I 

24._.J-___ 



30 

35' 
52|, 

125' 
80 
35 1. 

308' 
55 . 

137;, 



50 ____ ____! 

176 -17 30 

205 25 42 

122 ' 

120 ~l2' "l2 



360 53 

60! < 

420 ' 53' 

80| lo! 18 
25' ! 

1401 18_ 

4lL__J.___ 
90; 10, 30 

115 1 



78:.. 
25 _. 
20 
25 

25:_. 
332'.. 
60 

40 _. 



547 
17 
14 
22 
4 



1.3(i 
154 

15 1 , 
436! 



2 

i 

8L 
81 
20! 
13'. 



72 

51 

18 

53 
118 
347 
906 i 
113' 
112| 
172 
101 

55 
236 

67 
136 

44 

65 

54 

26 

86 

65 

42 

65 

40 
781 

54 
347 
148 

30 

64 

34 

41 

58 
136 

89 

42 
383 

61' I 

144 i 

45____ 

57' '?l 
255 17: 



$ 2, 



403 



13 



24|, 



21 



504! 27 
25! 

1161 

30 

170 ^ 5 
46! 

145' 

15 

46 ____ 
84|____ 
30 1 

24 

29 



350 39 
66 1 11 
43 ____ 



10 



L_ '.._ I. 

-i 13' I. 



32 



20 



f I $ 30 $ 
._J 1, 
82; 392 

I i 



23 
19 . 

120, 



15 .. 

16 _. 



94 



5;_. 

10 



144 



153. 

I 



108 



87! 

._] 78. 
I7i 15, 

5; 

17 10, 



649 , 
3', 
18i, 
12j, 
5 



16i 



2 



68 
'348 



58 

20 

89 

58 
2 , 

41 
9 

15 

35 

49 
178 
304 



24 



40 
12 
53 
37 1 

5|. 

6!- 



25 
25 
8 
14 
63 
142 
73 
54 



300 
60 
360 
5 

40 
5 

56 
6 
148 



Total 81 811 8681 589 814 10 

66 Churches Reporting. 



984 397 $846 $55 $35 



$426 $35 $425 $86 $2 533 $1 217 $4 120 



462 



STATISTICAL REPORT. 1915-1916 









Officers 


Communicants 




1 


BENEVOLENT FUNDS COLLECTED 














.2 


1 
1 












1 

s 

1 

li 




Home Missions 




1 1 




Orphan's Homes 
Miscellaneous 






MINISTERS AN'D LICEX- 
TIATES 
NUMBER OF CANDIDATES 


POSTOFFICES 


CHURCHES 


1 


S 

8 


1 
1 


■ 1 


8 
•0 B 

■|3 


1 
5'i 






Foreign Missions 


1 

'S 

% 

li 

i 


.1 
.1 

r 


1 

n 

f 


g 

i! 

II 
a 


if 

S.2 


ii i 
I"- _ 
|| 1 

oi i 
» 1 


1 
I 

i 


1 1 


4 

il 


Neal L. Anderson, D. D., P.. 


Winston-Salem, N. C. 
Mount Airy, N. C. ... 


Mount'"A!?y!''p.''!'. .'*! . 


1 




36 
37 




2M 




222 


1 


10 








185 
45 


'iS 




513 
64 


163 16 
37 


S2 34 


1495 a 




966 


T. C. BalM ^ ^ 

J. C. Brown, D. M 

D. M 

D. M 


Hillsboro, N. 

University, N. C 

Euloia, N. C 

VVagoner, N. C 

JeffetBon, N. C 


Hillsboro, P." 

New Hope, P 

Obids, S. S 

Jeffereon, S. S.* 






15 




89 
95 


17 
12 


im 

IS 


















10 






80 " 
30 .. 




740 


L. S. Clialer, T 

Melton Clark, D. D., P 

N. R. Claytor, P 


Upper Montclair, N. J. 

Greensboro, N. C 

Jlilton, N. C 

Semora, N. C 

Milton, N. C 


Greensboro 'ist/'P.' !! 

Milton, P.» 

Red House, P 


'is 


15 


'is 

13 


'28 


"Hs 

36 
24 


"169 
26 


39 

25 




is 


'iois 

25 


'5i26 
15 

30 


"426 




"953 


"'68 


"45! 


"126 " 


21 '"is 


10 !! 


i5 "SBOO 
.. 266 
.. 142 
68 


iirai 
2.5 

16 


J. W. Clcgg, s. s 


Roxboro, N. C 

Guilford CoUege, N.C. 


Roxboro, S. S 

Thomasville, S. S. ... 














21 






"'36 








113 
33 










"'32 !! 




62 


s. s 

s. s 


Burlington, N. C. ... 
Haw River, N. C. .. 
High Point, N. C. ... 
Jamestown, N. C. ... 

Reidsville, N. 

Rcidsville, N. C 

Reidsville, N. C 

Greensboro, N, C. ... 
Lexington, N. 


Elmira, S. S 

Trolinwxod, S. S. ... 










25 




29 
27 






ISO 
58 


S 




"1 


12 


:^ 




i" 




26 


"2 200 


' 81 


C. p. Coble, P 

D. I. Craig, D.' D.'. 'f.'.'.'.'.'.'. 
C. B. Craig, Co-P 

Co-P 

A. \V. Crawford, Supt. S.H.M. 
W. A. Daniel, P 


Reidsville,' P.- '..!!!! 
Greenwood, S. S. ... 
Lexington, P.* 






'23 


19 


235 
35 


"'22 
13 


257 

^2 
38 

"iei 


is 




297 
"28O 
66 
"284 


85 
"426 

"373 


51 

"274 


'"42 


1 


"'28 


■■■■i 


"'96 " 


is !!!!! 

126 ""i 


325 " 
"399 " 

"216 !! 


"s 1500 

28 "isio 
60 
26 


'iaoo 

"™ 
20 
20 


C. W. Erwiii, D. M'. 

D. M 

D. M 

D. M 


Francisco, N. C 

Danbury, N. C 


Asbury, S. S.* 

Pine Ridge, S. S.... 

Dan River, S. S 

Danbury, S. S 












16 


14 






140 
107 
IC 








3 


10 










.!! ''^90 


'?! 


Jl. \V. George, Inf 

J \V Goodman, P 

P 

P 

P 

P. H. Gwynn, T 

E H Harding D D , Inf 


Fra^nciscoj^ N^^ C 

Graham', N. ^C. '!...!! 

Saxapahaw, N. 

Spray, N. C 


H'awfieids, ' p!» '!!!!!! 

Bethlehem, P 

Bethany, P 

Stoneville, ' S. S. " ! . . . . 






ij 




"iss 

41 




K 






'5? 
51 
IC 
13 


4( 


li 


it 
li 


"'25 




"'16 






"'37 ! 

30 

"']' 


"i 

'2 '71 


"475 
79 


F. M. Hawley, P 

C. E. Hodg'in. P^. 


Mcbane, 'n. C '..!!!!! 
Greensboro, N. C. ... 


Meba'ne," p! • ' ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 




'ii 


'is 




■' ire 


"'i2 


"iss 


'i2 




"i36 
"476 


■"92 
"806 


"240 


"i32 


"356 


"i29 


"'26 


'"ie " 






""5 "ioco 

r82 2001 




0. G. Jones, D. D., S. Evan.. 


Greensboro,^ N. C. ... 


North' 'Wi'list'o'li,' ' 'p'.' ' ! ! 






'35 




"241 


"'26 


"267 


'si 




"564 


"im 


"51 




"'62 




"'S6 






"224 ' 


io2 'iioo 




E^Frank Lee/p\y.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 




Biiffalo. P.* 










160 




170 






170 


120 


10 


ei 


66 


11 


32 






64 ! 


... 976 


M7 


E. R. Lcvburn, D."d.',"p." ! ! ! 

R. 0. Luckc, S. S 

J. S. Morrow, P 

P 

P 


[)urha*!?!''N. "c. '^■..!!! 
Spray, N. C 

Eikin, N. C. '...!...! 


Durham 1st, P.* 

Beula'h, P. '..!!!!!!!! 
Elkin, coi'd., P 




li 


31 


43 


96 
593 
68 
27 

21 


12( 
5 
6 

li 


102 

71; 

31 


21 


"4 


82S 
132 
35 


17945 
10 


5321 


im 


60; 


'2475 


861 


114 4 


910 19 


1666 
63 . 


... 469 

401 3000 
... 668 
14 


68669 
393 


W. D. Moss, P 

E. C. Murray,- D. D., P 

S. s 

T. M. HcConnell, D. D., P.. 

Donald Mclver, P 

K. L. Mclver, P 


Danbury, N. C 

Chapel Hill, N. C, .. 
Greensboro, N. C. ... 
Pleasant Garden, N, C. 

Burlington,' n! C."!!! 
Durham, N. C 


Clark Mem'I., P. ... 
Chapel HiU, P.* .... 

Pleasant Garden, S. S. 
Graham, P.* 

Edgemont, P 




li 


t: 




49 
160 


a 
3; 


41 

2?! 
197 


li 




255 
"588 
475 


231 
95 
4 


2O0 
72 


8 
169 


16 




"24 

42 

25 


39 


'si "" 

53 5 

m 1 


' "52 ! 

118 . 

831 ■ 
213 . 
35 . 


!!! "560 
... 1200 

M 

"' 


"iai 

272 
15 

927 
1454 


John McEachern, F. M 

G. \V. Oldham, P 

P 

P 


Kunaan, Korea 

SeviHc, N. c!' ::. 


Bethesda, 'p.^...!!!!. 


\ 


"2 






"'39 
41 




"'4: 


■i 




■"ii 


1 






1 




i 




'i6 "" 


'"si ' 


292 "ik 
24 ^ 


"360 
20 


P 

S. M. Rankin, Supl. P. H. M. 


V-anceyville, N. C. ... 
Greensboro, N. C. ... 


Pleasa'nt Grove, P. "!! 






12 




4i 

"'50 




'"so 






'"55 




















!!! ISO 


' "io 




R. E. Redding, P 

W. P. Robertson, P 


Whitaett, N. C 

Madison, N.'c. '...!!! 

Leaksrille, N. C 

Wentworth, N. C 

Wentworth, N. C 


Springwood, P 

Madison, P.* 

Leaksville, S. S 

Wentworth, S. S. ... 

Pine Hall,' S.' s!!!!!! 






V 




1^ 
5 


"35 


170 
9 

1 

60 


11 


!• 


72 
109 


14 
S 


2, 
5, 


2 






1 


40 ' 
16 


ira ' "a 
26 "" 


34 . 

23 . 

35 . 


6 m 

... 41 
... 80 

S 
SI 
3 


34 
246 
8g 


0. W. Robinson, P 

P 

S. S 

W. 0. Sample, P 


Pine Hall, N. 

N!"'wiIke8boro,''N.'''c! 
Wilkesboro, N. 0. ... 

Elkin, N. C 

Mebane, N. C 


N. Wilkesboro, P.* . 

Wilkesboro, P 

Elkin 1st, S. S 

stony Creek' p! 






'i 




■"79 
2 




8 






71 

"125 
26 

4f 


"36 
3 




"'4 


11 






"'46 ' 


•■• 

..^ .... 


"262 ' 

' "si ' 


1 

171 96 
... 20( 

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7 23 


!!!!! 

239 
28 

""25 
60 


P 

J. A. SatterScld. P 

T. W. Simpson, P 

E. W. Thompson, Ev 

Ev 

Ev!!!!!!!!! 


Burlington, N. C. ... 

Durham, N. C 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 
Glade Valley, N. 0. . . 
Laurel Branch, N. C. 

ropia!' N.' c' .!!!!!!!! 


Durham 2nd, P. ... 
Reynolds, P.* 

Dalane, S. s'. ! 

Rocky- Ridge, S. S. . 






1: 




6: 

3 
10 




5 
1 
1 


1' 




151 
167 
&i 
66 


10 


1 




2 
1 

.... 


.... 
.... 


"is 




120 .... 


12 . 


!!! 42' 


iS 
439 
S2 


p 


Rougemont, N. C. ... 
Efland, N. C 

Hillsboro, n! C. .!.!! 


Little River, P.' .... 
PairfleM, P 














4f 
4 
4 






4; 
31 


"'4 




11 












17 ! 


!!! "2M 

9' 

... 161 
... S 


3 


p!!!!!!!!!!! 

B. M. Williams, P. '..!!!!!!! ! 

C. E. White 


Bahama, N. c"!!!!!! 
Greensboro, N. C. ... 
Winaton-Salcm, N. C. 


Enand.^'p.' ^ ..!!!!! ! 
South Lowell, 3. S. 
Ch. of the Gov.. P.* 








'31 


3 
23 




3 

23 


'20 




41i 


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"ii 


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226 ' 


6 

"24 'iia 




J 111 

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CandidatesSl. 


Greensboro, N. C. ... 


Bessemer Ave., S. S. 
Asheboro, P. E.» 










"27 


"'26 


"'5 






"ioi 






















'"is 




Asheboro, N. C 

Worthville, N. C. ... 


Worthville, S. S. ... 
Elim, col'd., S. S. .. 




28" 


639 


414 






905! 




9i 


■"29 
10806 


3581 


816 


282^ 


533 


4682 


311 


968 




8763 


2678 370a 


113104 



OFFICIAL RECORDS 

OP 

OR'ANGE PRESBYTERY 



CRITICISMS OF THE SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY-THIRD SESSIONS 



ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



ALAMANCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GUILFORD COUNTY, N. C. 
SEPTEMBER 12-14, 1916 
AND OF 

INTERMEDIATE MEETINGS 



OF 




HELD IN THE 



f 

tSBYlERIAN HiSTi 



I 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY-THIRD SESSIONS 

OP 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN THE 

ALAMANCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GUILFORD COUNTY, N. C. 
SEPTEMBER 12-14, 1916 

AND OF 

INTERMEDIATE MEETINGS 



BRADY PRINTING COMPANY 
STATESVILLE, N. C. 



1 



ADJOURNED MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, May 2, 1916. 

Orange Presbytery met on the lawn at the First Presby- 
terian Church, Greensboro, N. C, on Tuesday, May 2, 1916, 
according to adjournment. 

The Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator, 
Rev. E. Frank Lee, and the meeting was opened with prayer 
by Dr. D. I. Craig. 

The following members were present — Ministers : D. I. 
Craig, E. C. Murray, S. M. Rankin, C. E. Hodgin, I). Mclver, 
R. M. Williams, Melton Clark, C. P. Coble, E. Frank Lee, T. 
M. McConnell, E. J. Hertwig, J. W. Clegg and C. E. White. 
Elders : R. G. Lea, J. G. Pritchett, A. T. Whitsett and J. W. 
Wharton. 

On motion of Dr. Murray, it was moved to reconsider the 
hour adopted at the last meeting for the next Stated Meet- 
ing of Presbytery, and to change the hour from 8 :00 o 'clock 
p. m., to 3 :00 o'clock p. m. This was adopted. 

On motion of Dr. McConnell it was ordered that when this 
Presbytery adjourns today, that it do so, to meet in the Pres- 
byterian church of Graham, on Tuesday, June 6, 1916, at 
12:00 o'clock m. 

The Rev. Melton Clark, D. D., then tendeved his resigna- 
tion of the pastoral charge of the First Presbyterian church, 
Greensboro, N. C, and requested that the pastoral relation 
be dissolved, and that he be dismissed to unite with the 
Charleston Presbytery, South Carolina. 



544 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery. 



Dr. Clark was heard at length, speaking most tenderly 
and affectionately of his present charge, and of the perfect 
harmony that prevails, but that he had the deep feeling and 
conviction that he ought to accept the Call to Charleston. 

The Church was heard through Elder R. G. Lea, who 
spoke of the earnest efforts on the part of the Church to re- 
tain Dr. Clark as their pastor, but at a recent Congregational 
Meeting, they had most reluctantly agreed to unite with him 
in asking the Presbytery to dissolve the pastoral relation. 

Remarks of the most earnest and tender character were 
then made by all the brethren present, expressive of brotherly 
love for Dr. Clark, and of deep regret at his departure from 
us. 

On motion the pastoral relation was dissolved, and Dr. 
Clark was dismissed to unite with the Charleston Presbytery, 
and the following paper offered by Dr. Craig was adopted by 
a rising vote : 

Resolved: That it is with deep and heartfelt regret that we, 
the Presbytery of Orange, vote to disolve the pastoral relation exist- 
ing between Dr. Melton Clark and the First Presbyterian church, 
Greensboro, N. C, and to dismiss him to another Presbytery. We 
do this with great reluctance, and only because he feels a deep convic- 
tion that the Lord is calling him elsewhere, and we wish to place on 
record our high esteem and brotherly love of him, and our deep appre- 
ciation of his abundant and successful labors while among us, both 
as a pastor and a Presbyter. We wish him God-speed and abundant 
success, and we earnestly pray the Lord's rich blessing upon him, 
and upon his family, in his new field of labor. 

After singing a hymn, the Presbytery adjourned with 
prayer by Dr. Melton Clark, to meet in the Graham Presby- 
terian church on Tuesday, June 6, 1916, at 12:00 o'clock m. 



Attest : D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 



ADJOURNED MEETING 



Graham, N. C, June 6, 1916. 

Orange Presbytery met according to adjournment in the 
Graham Presbyterian church, on Tuesday, June 6, 1916, at 
12:00 o'clock m., was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. 
E. Prank Lee, and was opened with prayer by the Rev. Donald 
Mclver. 

The following members were present — Ministers: D. 1. 
Craig, E. C. Murray, S. M. Rankin, J. W. Goodman, C. E. 
Hodgin, E. R. Leyburn, D. Mclver, R. M. Williams, Neal 
L. Anderson, W. S. Wilhelm, W. D. Moss, T. M. McConnell, 
E. Frank Lee, T. C. Bales, J. A. Satterfield and R. E. Redding. 
Elders: W. L. Wharton, T. G. McLean, Albert Ingle, J. V. 
Pomeroy, W. A. Adylette and Judge R. P. Strudwick of the 
Church of the Covenant, and S. A. Kerr of the First Church, 
Greensboro, having been duly elected to attend this meeting, 
were enrolled by order of Presbytery. 

The Rev. Dr. Melton Clark of Charleston Presbytery 
was invited to sit as a corresponding member and introduced 
to Presbytery. 

Candidate Joseph Gabriel Walker of the Graham church, 
being present and applying for licensure, it was ordered that 
his examinations be taken up. On motion, in view of the fact 
that he is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, and 
of Union Theological Seminary, and holds diplomas from both 
these Institutions, it was agreed that said diplomas be ac- 
cepted as satisfactory in lien of his examinations on his liter- 
ary course of training, and of his knowledge of the exact 
Sciences, and of the original languages of the Holy Scriptures. 



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This motion prevailed, and it was ordered that Presbytery 
hear Mr. Walker 's Lecture and trial Sermon tonight at 8 :00 
o'clock, and that his Latin Thesis and Greek Exegesis be 
referred to the Permanent Committees on these subjects. 

The report of the Commission to visit the Springwood 
church and to investigate the troubles in said church was now 
heard. The Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D., Chairman of the 
Commission, read the report of the Commission, together with 
the action of the Commission, in the form of resolutions, re- 
ferring the matter back to Presbytery at this meeting, as 
follows : 

The following resolutions, offered by Dr. Anderson were adopted 
by the commission: 

Resolved, That the reported minutes together with the steno- 
graphic copy be read over and apprpved by the commission and that 
the same be submitted to the meeting of Orange Presbytery to be 
held in Graham on June 6. 

Resolved further — That inasmuch as these minutes record charges 
laid against a minister of this Presbytery, and any judicial action 
upon these charges would be ultra-vires on the part of this Commission 
pending action by the Presbytery on the papers to be submitted, 
that no action be taken by this Commission with reference to the 
relation of Eev. R. E. Redding to the Springwood church, as it is the 
judgment of this Cimmission that any such action would be prejudicial 
to the interest of Mr. Redding under the accusation preferred against 
him. 

The stenographic report of the Commission, containing 
the testimony of witnesses, specific charges against the Rev. 
R. E. Redding, etc., was called for, and the reading of the 
same was begun, and pending its completion, recess was 
taken until 2:15 o'clock p. m. 

After recess the reading of the stenographic report of the 
Commission was resumed and continued to completion. 

The report of the Commission as a whole, was then ap- 
proved, and the Commission discharged. 



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After much discussion of the whole matter, Dr. Neal L. 
Anderson, a member of the Commission, moved to enter a 
demurrer against the Presbytery's entertaining the charges, 
involved in the testimony before the Commission, against the 
Rev. R. E. Redding, and thereby throw the whole matter out 
of court. 

This motion was seconded, and Dr. Anderson was heard 
in support of his motion. Whereupon, Mr. C. C. Wimbish, 
one of the chief witnesses against Mr. Redding before the 
Commission, requested the privileges of the floor as a matter 
of personal privilege. This was granted and Mr. Wimbish 
was heard. 

After his speech, Dr. Anderson, at the request of the 
accused, asked permission to withdraw his motion and to 
subsitute it as follows: That Orange Presbytery proceed to 
enter into judicial process against the Rev. R. E. Redding by 
taking the necessary steps looking to trial. 

This motion was adopted, and the Rev. E. R. Leyburn, 
D. D., assisted by the Rev. C. E. Hodgin, were appointed 
prosecutors in the case, to draw up the bill of indictment, 
to furnish the names of the witnesses for citation, and to take 
charge of the case. 

The Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D., Rev. Melton Clark, 
D. D., and Judge R. C. Strudwick were requested to appear as 
counsel for the accused. 

The examination of Candidate J. G. Walker for licensure 
was now taken up. Mr. Walker was examined on Experi- 
mental Religion and his Motives for Seeking the Gospel 
Ministry. The examination was sustained as satisfactory. He 
was examined separately on Theology; on Church Govern- 
ment; on the Sacraments, and all these examinations were 
sustained as satisfactory parts of trial. The Presbytery then 
took recess until 8 :(K) o'clock p. m. 



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Presbytery reassembled at 8:00 o'clock p. m., during a 
storm of wind and rain and was led in prayer T)y Dr. D. I. 
Craig'. 

Presbytery heard the popular lectures of candidate 
Walker on Col. 3 :12-15, which was sustained as a satisfactory 
part of trial. 

Presbtyery heard the trial sermon of Candidate Walker 
on Rom. 5 :8, after which, most favorable criticisms were 
offered by the brethren, and the sermon was sustained as a 
satisfactory part of trial. 

The Rev. C. E. Hodgin reported that the Committee had 
examined the Theses of Mr. Walker, placed in their hands, 
and recommended their approval as satisfactory parts of trial. 

Adopted. 

The examination as a whole were then approved as satis- 
factory, and Presbytery proceeded to the licensure of Candi- 
date Joseph Gabriel Walker, and did license him, after the 
manner and form prescribed in the Book of Church Order, 
to preach the Gospel as a probationer of the Holy Ministry, 
and a copy of the Holy Scriptures was presented to him by 
the Stated Clerk in the name of the Presbytery. 

An application for the services of Rev. J. G. Walker as 
Stated Supply from the Bessemer Avenue Presbyterian 
church, in connection with the Sunday School work of the 
P'irst Presbyterian church, Greensboro, N. C, was presented 
by Dr. Melton Clark, and approved. This application was 
granted until the next regular meeting of Presbytery, at a 
salary of $100.00 and carries with it a promised combined 
salary of $1200 per year. 

A call from the Roxboro church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. C. E. White, for one half of his time at a salary of 
$400.00 per year, was presented by Rev. S. M .Rankin, found 



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in order and ordered to be placed in Mr. White's hands. And 
in view of Mr. White's acceptance of the call, as intimated 
by him in a letter, a Commission was appointed to install him 
pastor at Roxboro if the way be clear, consisting of Rev. S. M. 
Rankin, chairman. Rev. N. R. Claytor, Rev. K. L. Mclver, 
Rev. J. A. Satterfield and Elders I. 0. Abbott and W. P. 
Jordan. The time to be fixed by the Commission. 

The Commission to organize a church in West Durham, 
N. C, made the following report which was approved : 

EEPOET OF COMMISSION TO ORGANIZE CHURCH AT WEST 

DURHAM 

The Commission appointed by Presbytery to meet at West Dur- 
ham, N. C, May 7th at 3:00 o'clock p. m., and organize a church, 
if the way be clear, met at the Presbyterian chapel in West Durham, 
at the appointed time, with all the members of the commission present, 
viz.: Revs. E. R. Leyburn, K. L. Mclver, J. A. Satterfield and H. S. 
Bradshaw, Alternate, and Elders Hill Carter Linthicum and W. P. 
Jordan. 

The commission was called to order and its session opened with 
prayer. On motion. Elder W. P. Jordan was elected clerk of the 
Commission. The chairman. Rev. E. R. Leyburn, explained to the 
congregation the purpose of the meeting, rehearsing the action of the 
Presbytery in appointing the commission, in response to the request 
of 73 members of the First Presbyterian church residing at West 
Durham, asking for the organization of a church there. He then 
preached a sermon from I. Pet. 5:1-4, on the Government and Dis- 
cipline of the Presbyterian church. Letters of dismission from the 
First Presbyterian church of Durham for 89 members living at West 
Durham were then presented to the commission, and two members 
of the Second church of Durham. Two others, who were members 
of the Presbyterian church elsewhere presented themselves before 
the commission and were received upon their own statement. These 
93 persons then entered into solemn covenant, and were organized 
into a Presbyterian church, in accordance with the provisions of 
our Book of Church Order. (See list of names of 93 charter members.) 

The congregation then proceeded to the election of ofl&cers by 
ballot, without nomination. The following were elected — Elders: Dr. 
J. Reid Sterrett, Mr. P. H. Gwynn, and Mr. E. N. Woods. The follow- 



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ing were elected Deacons: Messrs. S. C. Woods, T. W. Cole, and 
Joseph Jones. All these officers were then duly ordained and in- 
stalled. 

A charge to the newly elected officers was then delivered by Eev. 
H. S. Bradshaw, by request, and to the people by Eev. E. E. Leyburn, 
as Eev. K. L. Mclver had been obliged to leave before the service 
was concljided. On motion of H. C. Linthicm, the new church was 
named ' ' The Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church. ' ' 

On motion the Commission adjourned with prayer and the apos- 
tolic benediction. 

E. E. LEYBUKN, Chairman. 

LIST OF CHAETEE MEMBEES 
Blacknall Memorial Church, West Durham, N. C. 

J. B. Eubanks, S. C. Woods, Mrs. S. C. Woods, J. B. Everitt, 
Mrs. J. B. Everitt, J. F. Taylor, Mrs. O. E. Blackley, Miss Eugenia 
McDonald, D. L. Allen, M'rs. D. L. Allen, J. S. Jones, E. N. Woods, 
Mrs. E. N. Woods, E. D. Lancaster, Mrs. E. D. Lancaster, Miss 
Hattie Lancaster, Mrs. Ida Wilson, George Wilson, Mrs. Geo. Wilson, 
Miss Mary Wilson, H. W. Gates, Mrs. H. W. Gates, J. W. McGee, 
Mrs. J. W. McGee, J. A. Hicks, Mrs. J. A. Hicks, L. B. Harding, Mrs 
L. B. Harding, Mrs. J. T. Parrish, Miss Bessie Parrish, Miss Esther 
Parrish, Mr. A. W. James, Mrs. A. W. James, Lonnie Jamies, Mrs. 
Martha Hargrove, Kelley Crabtree, Floyd Crabtree, Mrs. Hattie Crab- 
tree, T. W. Cole, Mrs. T. W. Cole, Miss Mabel Cole, Miss Effie Cates, 
E. D. Thompson, L. D. Winston, F. D. Sorrell, W. G. Williams, C. C. 
Cross, Mrs. C. C. Cross, Edith Bain, Nora Mayes, Walter Gates, Mrs. 
Walter Gates, J. H. Kelley, E. W. James, Mrs. E. W. James, Miss 
Ella Williams, Miss Bessie Taylor, Miss Mollie Pulley, T. L. Eiley, 
Mrs. Addie Adkins, John Webster, L. H. Fry, Mrs. L. H. Fry, W. J. 
Dennis, Mrs. W. J. Dennis, Willie Dennis, John Dennis, Ealph Dennis, 
Andrew Dennis, Mrs. Andrew Dennis, Mrs. Eussell Strickland, Miss 
Bessie Strickland, Mrs. Adelaine Sterrett, Mr. James Bain, Mis. 
James Bain, Miss Dorothy Bain, Mrs. Bertha Barnes, Mrs. W. O. 
Blacknall, Miss Jeppie Cates, Mrs. Mary and Thos. Mayes, Miss Bettie 
McMillan, Miss Euth Culberson, Mrs. John Webster, Miss Vertie 
Webster, Miss Eliza Williams, Eobert G. Williams, Clarence E. 
Williams, Arthur Browning. 

In addition to these 89, all of whom were granted letters of 
dismission from the First church to join the new organization, there 
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Linthicum, (an Elder of that church,) and his wife, Mrs. H. C. 
/Linthicum. Also two who presented themselves before the commission 
and were received by statement. These were Dr. J. Eeid Sterrett, 
formerly a member of the Timber Eidge church, ajexington Presby- 
tery, Virginia, and P. H. Gwynn, a member of the Leaksville church, 
North Carolina. 

A call from the Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian church, 
West Durham, N. C, for the pastoral services of Rev. J. A. 
Satterfield for one half of his time at a salary of $25.00 per 
month, and to be supplemented by the First Presbyterian 
church, Durham, N. C, to the amount of $1,200 per year, 
was received, placed in Mr. Satterfield 's hands and accepted 
by him. 

And the following Commission was appointed to install 
Mr. Satterfield pastor on the 25th of June, 1916, if the way be 
clear. Dr. E. R. Leyburn to preside, propound the questions, 
and charge the people, and Rev. K. L. Mclver to preach the 
sermon and charge the pastor, and Elders A. E. Hughes and 
Dr. J. R. Sterrett to complete the Commission. 

The Rev. Dr. E. R. Leyburn as prosecutor in the case 
against the Rev. R. E. Redding read to him the indictment 
as drawn, and served the same in the presence of the Stated 
Clerk, and it was ordered that the indictment be signed by 
the Moderator or Stated Clerk and the witnesses cited to 
appear at an Adjounrned Meeting of Presbytery to be held 
in the First Presbyterian church, Greensboro, N. C, on Fri- 
day, June 16, 1916, at 1 :30 o'clock p. m. 

On motion the Presbj^ery then did adjourn with prayet 
by the Moderator, to meet in the First Presbyterian church, 
Greensboro, N. C, on Friday, June 16, 1916, at 1:30 o'clock 
p. m. 



Attest : D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 



ADJOURNED MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, June 16, 1916. 

Orange Presbytery met according to adjournment in the 
First Presbyterian church, Greensboro, N. C, on Friday, 
June 16, 1916, at 1:30 o'clock p. m. 

The Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator, 
Kev. E. Frank Lee, and the meeting was opened with prayer 
by the Rev. T. W. Simpson. 

The following members were present — Ministers: D. 1. 
Craig, C. E. Hodgin, S. M. Rankin, D. Mclver, E. C. Murray, 
E. R. Leyburn, Neal L. Anderson, R. M. Williams, H. S. 
Bradshaw, J. W. Goodman, E. Frank Lee, T. M. McConnell, 
R. E. Redding, C. P. Coble, 0. G. Jones, Geo. W. Lee, T. W. 
Simpson and Elders : W. L. Wharton, T. G. McLean, W. A. 
Adyelette, Jacob A. Long, Albert Ingle, S. A. Kerr, H. M. 
Coble, J. H. Gilley, R. C. Strudwick and J. A. Rankin. 

The Minutes of the last adjourned meeting at Graham 
were read, corrected and approved. 

On motion it was ordered that we now proceed to the 
trial of the case of the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States vs. Rev. R. E. Redding. It was also ordered that 
Presbytery secure a stenographer to record the testimony, 
which was done. 

On motion the Presbytery went into Executive Session. 
The Moderator solemnly charged the court, and after- 
wards led the same in earnest prayer. 

The Stated Clerk read the bill of indictment and specifi- 



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cations, charging the Rev. R. E. Redding with Falsehood, 
Sabbath Desecration, and the telling of vulgar and obscene 
stories. 

The Rev D. Mclver as a member of the Court moved that 
the Indictment be quashed on the following grounds : 

1. The Presbytery had not observed the caution pro- 
vided for in Section 168 of the Book of Church Order, with 
reference to the receiving of accusations from a person known 
to indulge a malignant spirit, etc. 

2. Probable cause of the charges had never been pre- 
sented according to the record of the Presbytery. (Sec. 169) 

3. No such investigation had been entered into by the 
Presbytery sitting as a Court of Jurisdiction as to raise a 
strong presumption of the guilt of the accused. (Sec. 162) 

Dr. Neal L. Anderson, Counsel for Mr. Redding, stated 
that while he agreed entirely with the position taken in the 
above motion, the Counsel for the defence had never waived 
its right to show that the charges against Rev. Mr. Redding 
were actuated by malice, or to show the character of his ac- 
cuser, and that inasmuch as the motion adopted by the Presby- 
tery, ordering that the indictment be drawn had been offered 
at the request of the accused, in order that he might have an 
opportunity of vindicating himself from charges so publicly 
made against him, and not on the initiative of tlie Presbytery 
itself, he would request that the motion to quash the indict- 
ment be withdrawn and the case proceed to trial. 

Mr. Mclver with the consent of his second received per- 
mission to withdraw the motion, and the Presbytery by for- 
mal vote ordered that the motion of Mr. Mclver and the 
statement of Dr. Anderson be entered upon the Minutes of the 
Court. 



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The accused was called upon to enter his plea of guilty, 
or not guilty, to the indictment as read. He pleaded ''Not 
Guilty" to the indictment as read. 

It was announced that the witnesses, whose names appear 
in the bill of indictment, had been duly cited to appear. 

The witnesses were introduced, one by one, and after 
being duly sworn were examined by the prosecution and by 
the defense, the defense being conducted by Dr. Neal L. 
Anderson and Judge Strudwick. 

In view of pressing circumstances at tiieir homes, the 
Rev. C. P. Coble and Rev. Geo. W. Lee were excused from 
further attendance, if they find it absolutely necessary to go. 

The Presbytery took recess until 8:15 o'clock p. m. 

Presbytery reassembled at 8:15 o'clock p. m. 

The Rev. J. C. Shive of Concord Presbytery being 
present was invited to sit as a corresponding member and 
was introduced to Presbytery. 

Presbytery proceeded with the examination of witnesses, 
and the examination continued until 11:30 o'clock p. m. 

Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by Rev. C. P. 
Coble to meet tomorrow morning at 8 :30 o 'clock a. m. 



Saturday Morning, June 17, 1916. 

Presbytery met at 8 :30 o 'clock a. m., and was opened with 
prayer by Dr. D. I. Craig. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions, as far as written, 
were read as information. 

On motion it was ordered that an assistant man steno- 
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On motion is was ordered that the sessionis oe open to the 
j)ublic. until otherwise ordered as the trial proceeds. 

The following paper offered by Dr. Murray was adopted : 

Orange Presbytery would call the attention of all the Education- 
al Institutions of our church to the following facts: 

1. Financial campaigns for various institutions have been con- 
ducted in rapid succession in this Presbytery, and we have been and 
are disposed to be, very generous in the support of all having claims 
upon us. 

2. The policy of this Presbytery is to discourage the prosecu- 
tion of more than one financial campaign at the same time. 

3. Presbytery has allotted the year 1916 to the campaign for 
Glade Valley High School and the year 1917 to that for Fldra Mc- 
Donald College. 

We therefore, request all other Institutions to have regard for 
this program and 'to refrain from pressing their financial claims in 
our congregation, during these two years. 

On motion the Rev. Dr. O. G. Jones was requested to 
preach a sermon at Springwood church tomorrow morning 
at 11 :00 'clock a. m. 

The examination of witnesses was continued. 

On motion the action taken early this morning for open 
sessions today was reconsidered and recinded, and the 
Presbytery again' went into executive session. 

Presbytery proceeded with the examination of witnesses. 

On motion the specifications 4 and 5, under the charge of 

Falsehood, were quashed, on the ground that even if proved 
as charged would not convict the defendant of Falsehood. 

At this point in the trial the lady stenographer was 
temporarily excused. 



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The second count in the bill of indictment was read, 
charging Sabbath desecration. The charge was admitted but 
the offense denied. 

The third count in the bill of indictment, charging the 
telling of vulgar and obscene stories, was submitted without 
reading. The Moderator ruled that according to the Book 
of Church Order, paragraph 191, this indictmenr; is out of 
order and cannot be entertained. The, Court ordered that 
the Jast count in the bill of indictment be amended so as to 
show the date of the offense charged. 

On motion this count in the bill of indictment was 
quashed by a rising vote. 

The taking of testimony having now been completed by 
both the defense and the prosecution, on motion it was ordered 
that the further proceedings be open to all present. 

Dr. E. R. Leyburn spoke for the prosecution and Dr. 
Neal L. Anderson spoke for the defense, both speaking to the 
indictment of Sabbath desecration, and Dr. Leyburn followed 
in a rejoinder. The Rev. C. E. Hodgin then .spoke for the 
prosecution and Dr. Neal L. Anderson spoke for the defense, 
both speaking to the indictment of Falsehood, and Mr. Hodgin 
closed for the prosecution. 

The roll was called for the expression of the vote of the 
Court, with the understanding that two minutes be allowed 
to each for recording the vote. 

The Counsel in the case, both prosecution and defense, 
were excused from voting. 

The vote was taken and resulted as follows: 16 voted 
not to sustain the charges — 2 voted to sustain in part, and 1 
voted to sustain. The following committee was ap- 
pointed to formulate the Judgment of the Court for record, 
viz. : Dr. E. C. Murray, Rev. S. H. Bradshaw, Rev. Donald 
Mclver, and Elder S. A. Kerr. Subsequently, the following 



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Paper was presented by the committee appointed to draft the 
judgment of the Presbytery, and was adopted: 

It is the judgment of the Presbytery in the case of the Presby- 
terian church in the United States against Eev, E. E. Eedding, 

1. That the accused is not guilty on any count of the indictment. 

2. That this Court would not only vindicate this accused brother 
by declaring him guiltless of the offences charged, but in view of all 
the facts of the case, would now express the opinion that greater 
caution should have been exercised in receiving scandalous charges 
against a minister, especially from persons who were known to 
indulge a malignant spirit toward the accused and who were interested 
in his conviction, and in instituting process against him, even at his 
own request, when after investigation no strong presumption of guilt 
had been raised. 

E. C. MUEEAY, 
DONALD McIVEE, 
H. S. BEADSHAW, 
S. A. KEEE. 

The Rev. R. E. Redding now renewed the tender of his 
resignation of the pastoral charge of the Springwood Presby- 
terian church, and the following resolution was adopted : 

Whereas, the Rev. R. E. Redding having tendered his 
resignation of the pastoral care of the Springwood church 
at the meeting of Presbytery in Thomasville ; and whereas, 
the resignation was not acted upon pending an investigation ; 
and whereas, the resignation is now renewed. Therefore, re- 
solved : That the resignation be now accepted and the pas- 
toral relation dissolved and it was so ordered. Resolved, 
further, that the Rev. 0. G. Jones be appointed to preach at 
Springwood church tomorrow, to declare the church vacant, 
to announce the findiings of the Court in the Case of its pastor, 
and to remind the church that they promised and obligated 
themselves to pay the Rev. R. E. Redding $500.00 per year 
during the time of his living and continuing the pastor of the 
church, and that the pastoral relation continues up to the time 
of its dissolution by Presbytery. 



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A motion to adjourn was now made, and tne Presbytery 
did adjourn, with prayer by Dr. E. R. Leyburn, to meet in 
the Alamance church on Tuesday, September 12, 1916, at 3 :00 
o 'clock p. m. 

J. W. GOODMAN, 

Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 

Note : The full report of the Commission sent to Spring- 
wood church, the stenographic report of witnesses and other 
papers. Also, the Indictment made at Graham ar^d the 
stenographic report of the trial in Greensboro and other 
papers, are all on file in the Archives of Presbytery. 

Stated Clerk. 



CALLED MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, July 28, 1916. 

Orange Presbytery met in the First Presbyterian church, 
Greensboro, N. C, July 28, 1916, at 2:00 o'clock p. m., and 
was opened with prayer by the Moderator, Rev. E. Frank 
Lee. 

The following Call for the Meeting was read and approv- 
ed: 

Greensboro, N. C, July 18, 1916. 

Dear Sir & Brother: 

Paragraph 79 of Section IV of the Book of Churcli Order, having 
been complied with, you are hereby notified that there will be a 
called meeting of Orange Presbytery at the First Presbyterian church 
of Greensboro, on Friday July 28th, at 2:00 o'clock p. m., for the 
purpose of dissolving the pastoral relation existing Detween Rev. 
R. E. Redding and the Bethel Presbyterian church and of dismissing 
him to Mecklenberg Presbytery, if the way be clear. 

Yours very truly, 

E. FRANK LEE, Moderator. 

The following members were present — Ministers : D. I. 
Craig, D. D., E. C. Murray, D. D., C. E. Hodgin, S. M. Rankin, 
C. P. Coble, E. Frank Lee, J. W. Clegg, R. E. Redding and 
Elders S. A. Kerr, J. W. Wharton and W. L. Wharton of 
Bethel church. 

The Rev. R. E. Redding formally tendered his resignation 
•of the pastoral charge of the Bethel church, and requested that 
the relation be dissolved and that he be dismissed to unite 
with the Mecklenburg Presbytery, and Mr. Redding was heard 
in relation to the matter. 



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Mr. W. L. Wharton, representing the Bethel church, was 
heard in relation to the matter and presented the following 
paper which was received and ordered to be placed on record : 

Whereas, Eev. B. E. Bedding has presented his resignation as 
pastor of the Bethel church and asked the congregation to unite with 
him in the request to Presbytery to disolve the pastoral relations, 
the congregation duly assembled does reluctantly consent to his 
request and at the same time wishes to bear affectionate testimony 
to his most faithful, diligent and successful work for the Master in 
this field and our sincere confidence, love and devotion to him 
personally and as a pastor. 

The above resolution was adopted at Bethel church in a congre- 
gational meeting on July 23, 1916. 

J. D. CLAPP, Clerk. 

After remarks from the brethren expressing their con- 
fidence and esteem, and their regret at the departure of Bro^ 
Redding from our bounds, the relation was dissolved, to take 
effect August 1, 1916, and he was dismissed to unite with the 
Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

The Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by Dr. D. 
I. Craig. 



Attest : D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 



CALLED MEETING 



Winston-Salem, N. C, August 29, 1916. 

Orange Presbytery met in the First Presbyterian church, 
Winston- Salem, N. C, on Tuesday, August 29, 1916, under the 
following Call of the Moderator : 

Greensboro, N. C, August I2th, 1916. 

Dear Sir and Brother: 

Paragraph 79 of Section IV of the Book of Church Order having 
been complied with, you are hereby notified that there will be a 
called meeting of Orange Presbytery in the First Presbyterian church 
of Winston-Salem on August 29th, at 11:30 a. m., for the purpose 
of receiving and acting upon the resignation of Kev, Neal L. Anderson, 
D. D., of the pastorate of the First Church, Winston-Salem, in order 
that he may be free to accept a call to the Presidency of the Austin 
Theological Seminary, and to take all necessary steps connected with 
this matter. 

E. FRANK LEE, Moderator. 

The following members were present : Rev. E. Prank 
Lee, Moderator, Dr. D. I. Craig, Dr. Neal L. Anderson, Rev. 
C. P. Coble, Rev. R. M. Williams, Rev. T. C. Bales, Rev. T. 
W. Simpson, and Elders J. Lindsay Patterson of the Wins- 
ton church, J. H. Gilley of the North Winston church, J. S. 
Kuykendall of the Reynolda church. 

The meeting was called to order and opened with prayer 
by the Moderator. 

The Call for the meeting was read and found in order. 

The Rev. W. S. Patterson of the Presbytery of Florida 
was. invited to sit as a corresponding member and introduced 
to Presbytery. 



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Dr. Neal L. Anderson then tendered his resignation of 
the pastoral charge of the First Presbyterian church of Wins- 
ton-Salem to t^ke effect the middle of September and asked 
that the pastoral relation be dissolved, and that he be dis- 
missed to unite with the Presbytery of Dallas, Texas, in order 
to accept a Call to become President of the Austin Theological 
Seminary. 

Dr. Anderson was heard at length stating that he loved 
his present charge, and that he would not at present accept 
any other pastorate in the church at large, if it were offered 
to him, but that he felt constrained to hear and accept this 
special call to a wider field of work, which had come to him 
through the most earnest appeals. 

The church was then heard through Mr. Lindsay Patter- 
son, the representative elder, who stated 'that a consrre^ 
gational meeting had been held and the church after hearing 
Dr. Anderson and his reasons, had most reluctantly voted to 
unite with him in the request to ask Presbytery to dissolve 
the pastoral relation. 

The motion to dissolve the relation and to dismiss Dr. 
Anderson to the Dallas Presbytery was made, and pending 
its adoption, earnest and feeling remarks of friendship and 
affection were made by all the brethren present. The motion 
was adopted and the following paper offered by Dr. Craig 
was also adopted : 

Resolved: That Orange Presbytery place upon record an ex- 
j)ression of her feeling of deep personal regret and a sense of irrepar- 
able loss in consenting to the removal of Dr. Neal L. Anderson from 
her bounds. We, therefore, consent to his removal, only, because of 
a clear conviction that God is calling him to a high and responsible 
position in the Church at large and to a larger field of usefulness, 
where the endowments of his brilliant mind and the influence of his 
big heart may be, in the Providence of God, of greater power and of 
greater usefulness in the advancement of God's Cause and Kingdom 
in the earth. Dr. Anderson has greatly endeared himself in the 
past years to the members of this body, by his kind and genial 



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intercourse and fellowship by his wise counsel and service, and by 
his faithfulness to duty as a preacher, pastor and presbyter. We bid 
him God speed in his new field of labor, and as he goes from us we 
pray God's rich blessing upon him, upon his family, and upon all his 
labors that they may be crowned with abundant success to the glory 
of God and to the good of the world. 

The Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by the Rev. 
C. P. Coble. 



Attest : D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

Two Hundred and Ninety- Third Sessions 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Held in the 

Alamance Presbyterian Church, Guilford County, N. C. 
September 12-14, 1916. 



Alamance Church, September 12, 1916. 

Orange Presbytery met in regular session according to 
adjournment in the Alamance Church on Tuesday, September 
12, 1916, at 3 :00 o'clock p. m., and was opened with a Sermon 
by the Rev. E. Frank Lee, the retiring Moderator, on the text 
— " wretched man that I am ! who shall deliver me from the 
body of this death?"— Rom. 7 :24. 

After the Sermon the Presbytery was called to order by 
the Moderator and the meeting opened with prayer by the 
Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D. 

The Stated Clerk called the roll and the following mem- 
bers were found present, or were enrolled during the sessions : 



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Ministers 



Euling Elders 



Ciiurcnes 



D. I. Craig, D. D. 
C. W. Eobinson 

E. C. Murray, D. D. 

J, W. Goodman 

C. E. Hodgin 

E. E. Leyburn, D. D. 

S. M. Eankin 

J. S. Morrow 

H. S, Bradshaw 

Donald Mclver 

E. M. Williams 
W. O. Sample 

F. M. Hawley, S. T. D. 
N. E. Claytor 

Geo. W. Lee 

G. W. Oldham 

A. W. Crawford-2 
C. P. Coble 
C. W. Erwin 
E, Frank Lee 

K. L. Mclver 

W. P. Eobertson 

J. C. Brown-2 

E. J. Hertwlg 

T. W. Simpson 

J. A. Satterfield-2 

T. C. Bales 

T. M. McConnell, D.D. 

O. G. Jones, D. D. 

W. A. Daniel-2 

E. W. Thompson-2 

Carl B. Craig 

Eobt. O, Lucke 

C. E. White 

J. McI. Wicker 

C. F. Myers 

J. G. Walker 



E. W. Morphis 

C. S. Gilmer 

D. T. Coble-2 
J. S. Gibson 
G. W. Lasley 
P. W. Pritchett 



E. P. Blackwood-2 

J. W. Sharp ^ 

Judge E. C. Strudwick 

J. W. Pickett 

J. H. Walker 

H. E. Wdlkinson-2 



W. L. Compton-2 
Dr. J. F. Padgett 

H. B. Hyde 

T. N. Sellars 
A. H. Murray 

G. F. Daniel 



J. S. Kuykendall-2 

W. F. Carter-3 
3 J. Harvey White 

S. S. Hunter 
J. G. Harris-3 



A. M. Scales 
H. W. Wharton-3 
E. M. Huffine8-2 



Eeidsville 

Alamance 
Pleasant Garden 
Hawfields 
Betihlehem 
Westminster 



Hillsboro 
Burlington 

Church of the Covenant 
Cross Eoads 
Stony Creek 
Mebane 



Griers 
Bethesda 

High Point 

Buffalo 
Midway 

Madison 



Eeynolda 

Mt Airy 
Graham 

Lexington 
Glade Valley 



Greensboro 1st, 
Bessemer Ave. 
Bethel 



The foregoing roll shows 37 Ministers and 26 Elders. 
The following Ministers were absent: R. W. George, E. H. 
Harding, D. D., Jno. McEachern, L. S. Chafer, F. H. Gwynn, 
W. S. Wilhelm, W. D. Moss and J. W. Clegg— 8. Fifty-five 
churches were not represented. 



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The Rev. F. M. Hawley, S. T. D., was elected Moderator 
by acclamation, and the Presbytery now having a Pernicinent 
Clerk, no Temporary Clerks were elected. 

The Rev. Neal h. Anderson, D. D., recently dismissed to 
Dallas Presbytery, Texas, appeared in Presbytery, on his 
way to Texas, and asked permission to present nls report as 
Chairman of the Committee on Assembly Home Missions. 
The request was granted and the report was read and placed 
on the docket. Dr. Anderson also submitted the following 
report of his attendance as a Commissioner to the last General 
Assembly, which was approved and his diligence mose heartily 
commended : 

ATTENDANCE ON THE ORLANDO ASSEMBLY. 

The undersigned begs to report to Orange Presbytery his attend- 
ance on the sessions of the Orlando Assembly from the opening hour 
CO adjournment. 

It was his privilege to, present to the Assembly the report of the 
Committee on Church Societies, in which the Assembly renewed its 
hearty endorsement of the work of the Women's Auxiliaries, and 
endorsed the work of the Christian Endeavor Society, urging that 
such societies be established in every church where they do not 
exist. This seemed a far more satisfactory and effective thing to do 
than to ask the Assembly to adopt the name of Christian Endeavor 
for a general young people's work, which has never had an existence 
outside of the bounds of Presbytery and of perhaps one Synod. It 
leaves also intact the various Covenanter, Miriam and Mission band 
organizations. The effect of the action of the Assembly has been to 
tremendously stimulate the work among young people, and in a way 
that could not have been accomplished merely by the adoption of a 
name. 

It is a gratification also to note that the women's organizations 
have added the word ''Auxliary" to the terms Presbyterial and 
Synodical, thus enhancing the dignity of their splendid work. 

It was your Commissioner's privilege to phrase the action of the 
Assembly on the general Woman question, and he trusts the action 
adopted by such an overwhelming majority will meet the approval 
of your body. 



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Other matters of interest will doubtless be commented on by my 
fellow commissioners. 

• NEAL L. ANDEESON. 

The reading of the Minutes of the Intermediate Meetings 
was begun and arrested, and went over until tomorrow morn- 
ing. 

The Conimittee on Orders made the following report 
M^hich was adopted: 

Your Committtee on Orders recommend: 

That the hours for daily sessions be from 9:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m.; 
from 1:30 p. m. to adjourn at will; no night session. 

That the following standing and special order(S be observed:: 

Wednesday 11:00 a. m. — Sermon on Family Eeligion. 

2:00 to 3:00 p. m. — Foreign Missions Conference. 

3:00 to 4:00 p. m. — American Bible Society, Centennial Exercises. 

Thursday 11:00 a. m. — Home Missions. 

2:00 to 4:00 p. m. — Addresses on Ministerial and Christian Edu- 
cation. 

4:00 p. m. — Ordination Sermon, J. G. Walker, if the way be clear. 
, E. C. MUEEAY, Chairman. 

The Rev. J. McI. Wicker of Fayettesville PresDytery, and 
the Rev. C. F. Myers of Kanawha Presbytery were invited to 
sit as corresponding members and introduced to Presbytery. 

The Presbytery then adjourned with prayer until to- 
morrow morning at 9 :30 o 'clock. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 



Alamance Church, Wednesday, September 13, 1916. 



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Presbytery met at 9:30 o'clock a. m., and devotional 
exercises were conducted by Rev. N. R. Claytor. 

The Minutes of yesterday's session were read and ap- 
proved. 

The following members were excused for tardiness and 
enrolled: Revs. J. C. Brown, W. A. Daniel, A. W. Crawford, 
J. A. Satterfield and Elders J. S. Kuykendall, R. M. Huffines 
and H. E. Wilkinson. 

The Moderator announced the following Standing 
Committees : 

1. Calls and Supplies— E. Frank Lee, C. P. Coble, Carl B. Craig, 
S. S. Hunter, P. N. Pritchett. 

2. Installations— N. E. Claytor, C. W. Erwin, J. S. Morrow, J. S. 
Gibson, A. H. Murray. 

3. Nominations — Donald Mclver, Geo. W. Lee, Geo. W. Oldham, 
G. W. Lasley, J. F. Badgett. 

4. Minutes of Assembly— T. C. Bales, W. P. Kobertson, E. 0. 
Lucke, H. P. Hyde, E. C. Strudwick. 

5. Leave of Absence— K. L. Mclver, C. E. White, J. W. Pickett, 
J. H. Walker. 

6. Standing Auditing — A. M. Scales, E. W. Morphis, T. N. Sellers, 
C. S. Gilmer. 

7. Resolution of Thanks — E. J. Hertwig, G. F. Daniel, J. W. 
Sharpe. 

Certificates of dismission from the Presbyteries of Fay- 
etteville and Kanawha dismissing, respectively, the Rev. J. 
McI. Wicker and the Rev. Charles F. Myers to unite with 
this Presbytery, were read and approved, and these brethren 
were examined in accordance with the Book of Church Order, 
and the examinations being sustained as highly satisfactory, 
they were received as members of Orange Presbytery and 
enrolled. 



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A call from the First Presbyterian church, Greensboro, 
N. C, for the pastoral services of Rev. Chas. F. Myers, at 
a salary of $3,600 ; and also a call from the Asheboro church, 
previously found in order and held by the Presbytery, for 
the pastoral services of Rev. J. McI. Wicker for a part of his 
time at a salary of $400.00, were placed in the hands of these 
brethren and accepted by them respectively. 

A call from the Leaksville church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. W. P. Robertson for one-fourth of his time at a salary 
of $200.00. And a call from the Spray church for the pastorai 
services of Rev. Robt. 0. Lucke for all his time at a salary oi 
$900.00, were read and referred to the Committee on Calls 
and Supplies. 

The hour having arrived for a Conference on Family 
Religion, the Rev. T. W. Simpson, chairman of the Committee 
on the Sabbath and Family Religion, submitted the report of 
the Committee and pending its adoption a sermon was preach- 
ed by Rev. C. W. Robinson on the text : Isa. 59 :14. 

After the Sermon a numebr of short and earnest talks 
were made on this vital subject. 

The report was then adopted, and is as follows : 

REPORT ON FAMILY RELIGION. 

Your Committee on Family Eeligion would respectfully submit 
its report, not from a sumniary of the answers of the different 
churches of the Presbytery as to the state of religion in the home; 
to do that would be to bring in a report that might well be summed- 
up in the one word neglected, we desire rather to emphasize the need 
of a revival in Family Worship. 

Family worship is perhaps today the most neglected of all forms 
of worship; ^^Its story is the history of fallen alters, banished shrines, 
and an indifferent Priesthood. ' ' Parents are willing to trust the 
religious training of their children wholly to the institutions outside 
the home; and their own spiritual development to the ministration of 
the Word of God from the pulpit alone. Your Committee believes 



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that upon Family Worship and Instruction, has stood and must stand, 
the sancity of the marriage vow, domestic harmony, right training 
of childre?!, the Nation's morals and character; and the Church her- 
self will be no better than the home. ^ ' The Christian home is the hope 
of the world. ' ' We believe further that the pastor is the guiding 
hand and that upon him rests the responsibility of a revival in Family 
Worship. 

Be it resolved therefore: 

1. In view of the fact that the Assembly of 1917, is to place 
special emphasis on this subject, that every pastor endeavor during 
the year to preach on this vital subject. 

2. That the sessions of the churches report to the Spring meeting 
of Presbytery, in plainly written numerals, the number of homes 
maintaining the family altar. 

3. That pastors and sessions encourage the organization of 
Family Altar Leagues. 

T. W. SIMPSON, Chairman. 
Presbytery then took recess until 1 :30 o'clock p. m. 



SECOND DAY — Afternoon Session. 

Alamance Church, Wednesday, September 13, 1916. 

Presbytery met at 1:45 o'clock p. m., and resumed busi- 
ness. 

A communication in the form of an Overture from the 
Assembly's Committee on Christian Stewardship, was read 
and referred to the Committee on Systematic Beneficence. 

Reports in writing from the Commissioners attending 
the last Assembly, viz. : Messrs. McBride Holt, G. W. Denny 
and S. A. Kerr, were read, giving their impressions of the 
Assembly and its work, and making mention of the prominence 
of the Synod of North Carolina, in the Assembly also the Rev. 
Messrs. J. W. Goodman and G. W. Oldham made verbal re- 
ports of their attendance and fidelity as Commissioners. 



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All these reports were approved and the diligence of the 
brethren most heartily commended. 

The Rev. H. S. Bradshaw and Elder R. P. Blackwood 
were excused for tardiness and enrolled. 

A communication from the Rev. J. A. Wooding, (colored), 
concerning the former work of Rev. B. B. Palmer at Elim 
church, and the present status of the work, was received and 
referred to the Home Mission Committee, with instructions 
to appoint a Sub-Committee to investigate the matter and 
report back to Presbytery at the next meeting; and also, to 
arrange, if the way be clear, for religious services there. 

The hour arrived for a Conference or Popular Meeting 
in the interest of Foreign Missions. The Rev. E. R. Leyburn, 
D. D., chairman, presided and conducted the devotional 
exercises. 

Dr. Leyburn read the report of the committee, and pend- 
ing its adoption several of the brethren were heard in infor- 
mal addresses on subjects pertaining to this great cause. The 
report as a whole was then adopted and is as follows : 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Your Executive Committee of Foreign Missions respectfully 
report: 

The past year, which has been one of unprecedented unrest and 
disturbance and discord among the nations, has been one of rich bless- 
ing upon our work abroad. The report of the Executive Committee 
at Nashville (shows that 3,768 new members were received into our 
church in our various mission fields, which, with the exception of 
last year, is the largest number ever received in a single year. The 
slight falling off as compared with last year, is evidently due to 
the depleted condition of our force in Africa^ which for years has 
been our most fruitful field. There is a tone of hopefulness and cheer 
in all these reports from the different mission fields that should 
gladden our hearts, and inspire us to more earnest efforts for the 
future. 



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By the most vigorous and prayerful efforts throughout the year, 
our executive committee succeeded in closing the year with all obliga- 
tions incurred for the year fully met, and a small balance to be 
applied to reducing the deficit of former years. But let us not forget 
that '1 deficit has been avoided this year only by cutting down appro- 
priations to the point of real pain and suffering and sacrifice on the 
part of our faithful missionaries, and the turning away from many 
open doors, and neglecting many great opportunities, and turning 
a deaf ear to many most urgent and pathetic appeals. The contri- 
butions of the church for the year fell very far short of meeting our 
whole responsibility. In spite of all God's rich blessing upon the 
the work done, and the crying need of enlargement and re-enforce- 
ment of our work, we have been practically marking time for several 
years, sending out barely enough new missionaries to supply vacancies 
caused by death and withdrawal. 

The churches of Orange Presbytery gave last year the sum of 
$35,814^ which was a gain of $1,603 over the preceding year. But 
nearly half of this amount was contributed by one individual of large 
means, and about five-sixths of the total amount was contributed by 
three of the larger and istronger churches of the Presbytery, which 
means that the remaining 78 churches, with a total membership of 
over 6000 gave but one sixth of the entire amount, or just a little 
over $6,000, which is a per capita average of $1.00 per year. Half of 
the churches of the Presbytery gave less than 20 cents per member 
for the whole year for Foreign Missions, one-third of them gave less 
than 10 cents, and 19 of our churches are not reported as having 
given anything. Miost of these same ones have given nothing for 
several years past. 

It is evident that the great problem of your committee and of 
Orange Presbytery is how to bring up the large number of churches 
which are giving nothing, or almost nothing, to this great cause. 
Many of them are weak in numbers and poor in this world 's goods, 
many of them are without pastors, or have preaching only once a 
month, but surely every church, and nearly every member of every 
church ought to be able to make some contribution every year toward 
the saving of the 25,000,000 heathen for whom our branch of the 
church is responsible. How to reach all these churches and get an 
adequate offering from them is the question we want to consider in 
the open conference which is to follow this report. 

Another thing that your committee would urge upon pastors and 
sessions is the systematic and regular giving to this cause through- 
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in Nashville. , According to a report just received from Mr. Edwin 
F. Willis, Treasurer, over half the churches of Grange Presbytery 
have not forwarded a cent to the treasurer in Nashville since the 
beginning of the present fiscal year, although the year is now nearly 
half gone. 

Only $122,265 have been received from the whole church for the 
five months from April 1st to September 1st, which means that our 
committee in Nashville has to borrow money and pay out thousands 
of dollars for interest which ought to be spent in support of the work, 
and it also means that another tremendous effort will have to be 
made in the closing months of the year to come vaz free of debt. 
Can we not put the Every-Member-Canvass into operation in all our 
churches, and secure a regular contribution from every member for 
this and all the other causes, and have these funds forwarded prompt- 
ly to the causes for which they are intened? 

Our one recommendation is that Presbytery express its deep 
sorrow over the large number of our churches which have given little 
or nothing to this great cause, and urges the pastors and sessions of 
all our churches to do all in their power to secure from their churches 
their proportionate part of the funds needed to give the gospel to 
our share of the non-Christian world. 

In accordance with the request of our committee at Nashville, 
we give the per capita contributions of all the churches: 

PER CAPITA GIFTS TO FOREIGN MISSION IN ORANGE 
PRESBYTERY. 





Church 


Membership 


Gifts 


Per Capita 


1. 


Durham 1st _ _ 


713 


$17945 


$25.19 


2. 


Winston 1st 


735 


6472 


8.81 


3. 


Greensboro 1st 


822 


5126 


7.21 


4. 


Church of the Covenant 230 


1063 


4.62 


5. 


North Wilkesboro 


94 


369 


3.82 


6. 


Graham __ 


273 


. 955 


3.50 


7. 


Lexington _ _ 


161 


' 373 


2.33 


8. 


Westminster 


• 387 


806 


2.08 


9. 


Reynolda __ _ 


51 


100 


1.97 


10. 


Chapel Hill _ _ 


59 


116 


1.97 


11. 


Reidsville _ 


244 


425 


1.74 


12. 


Madison 


97 


147 


1.52 


13. 


Yancey ville __ _ _ 


41 


46 


i.l2 


14. 


Saxapahaw 


33 


36 


1.09 



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Crurch Membership Gifts Per Capita 

15. Mount Airy 222 216 .97 

16. Thomasville 44 41 .93 

17. Eed House 39 30 .77 

18. Midway 102 77 .75 

19. Burlington 275 206 .75 

20. Buffalo ^— 170 120 .71 

21. Alamance 410 238 .58 

22. Durham 2nd 66 36 .55 

23. Bethlehem 89 46. .52 

24. Hillsboro 106 52 .49 

25. Mebane 188 92 .49 

26. Leaksville __; 76 . 36 .47 

27. Glade Valley 44 20 .45 

28. North Wimston 267 107 .40 

29. Hawfields 205 80 .39 

30. Cross Koads 175 64 .37 

31. Elmira 29 10 .34 

32. Griers 68 23 .34 

33. High Point — 257 85 .33 

34. Bethesda __, 40 13 .33 

•35. Stoneville 16 6 .32 

36. Stony Creek 81 24 , .30 

37. Milton 62 15 .24 

38. Edgemont 197 45 .23 

39. Little Eiver 212 45 .21 

40. Trolinwood 27 5 .19 

41. Bethany 50 9 .18 

42. Pine Hall 24 4 .17 

43. Gilead 25 4 .16 

44. Fairfield 48 7 .15 

45. Bethel 170 24 .14 

46. Spray 73 10 .14 

47. Asbury 70 8 .11 

48. Eno 45 5 .11 

49. Pleasant Garden 22 2 .09 

50. Efland 35 * 3 .09 

51. Springwood 85 7 .08 

52. New Hope 107 8 .07 

53. Danbury 14 1 .07 

54. Wilkesboro 32 2 ' .06 

55. Speedwell 52 2 .04 

56. Greenwood 38 1 .03 



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Crurch ' Membership Gifts Per Capita 

57. Clark Memorial 40 1 .03 

58. North Eno 41 1 .02 

59. Dan Eiver 115 2 .02 

60. Smyrna 60 1 .02 

61. Pine Ridge 150 1 .00 1/2 

Total by the Presbytery $35,814 

Last year $34,211 

Gain over last year $1,603 

The following 18 churches of our Presbytery are not credited 
with any contribution to Foreign Missions during the whole year: 
Obids, Ebenezer, Jefferson, Roxboro, Jamestown, Beulah, Elkin, (col.), 
Pleasant Grove, Wentworth, Sandy Ridge, Elkin 1st., Dalane, Carson 
Memorial, Rocky Ridge, South Lowell, Bessemer Avenue, 
Worthville, and Elim, (col.) 

EDWARD R. LEYBURN, Chairman. 

The next order of the day, namely : A Conference on the 
Bible Cause, in connection with the Centennial Celebration of 
the American Bible Society, was now held. 

The Rev. W. 0. Sample, Chairman, presided, conducted 
the devotional exercises, and submitted the report of the 
Committee. The report was received, and pending its adop- 
tion addresses were made by Rev. Carl B. Craig, on "The 
Bible The Book of Mankind," by Rev. T. C. Bales, on "The 
Bible The Book for the Nations," and by Rev. W. A. 
Daniel, on "The Bible in Connection with Social Problems." 

The report was then adopted and is as follows : 

BIBLE SOCIETY REPORT 

In May, 1916, the American Bible Society reached the one hun- 
dredth year of its existence. Your Committee has deemed it 
emimently fitting to have this great event suitably celebrated by 
our Presbytery. In connection with the annual report we have 
arranged a program with speakers: 

1. Organization — In May, 1816, representatives of thirty-five 
societies from ten States of the Union, met in New York City, and 



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organized the American Bible Society. The Conference was com- 
posed of sixty delegates, of many denominations. Some said that 
it would be impossible for all these people of dilferent Theological 
views to unite for practical service of any kind. But the Spirit of 
God was in the meeting and the delegates found no difS.culty in 
meeting on a common ground, and the Bible Society came into 
existence. 

2. Object — The object of the larger society, was the object of 
the local societies, enlarged, viz.: To increase the circulation of 
the Scriptures without note or comment. The aim of the Bible 
Society is ot give the whole Bible to the whole world. It makes no 
discrimination as to religious afl&liations in its grants of scriptures. 
For savage tribes that have no written language it invents an al- 
phabet and makes a written language so that they may have the 
Bible in their own tongues. 

3. Plan — The new society relied largely upon the local societies 
for information as to the extent of destitution as well as financial 
support. But in part, the society depended on contributions from 
churches and individuals. About the outbreak of the Civil War there 
were 2,800 Auxiliaries in the States and territories many of them 
fell away during the Civil War, until now there are only about 200. 

The work is now under the direction of nine home agencies which 
have been organized since 1901. These agencies are: The North 
Western, the Western, the Pacific, the South Western, the Eastern, 
the Central, the Atlantic, the South Atlantic, the colored people of 
the South. 

4. A Century of Achievements — The centuries; record of achieve- 
ment, in printing, translating, revising and distributing the word of 
God is a fascinating and inspiring story. 

The total issue of scriptures for the century is 117,077,125. Of 
the total, about 71,500,000 were circulated in the United States, and 
over 45,000,000 in Foreign lands. 

It is interesting to note that for the first quarter century the 
issues were two million (round numbers), second quarter century, 
eighteen million, third quarter century, thirty-two million, and fourth 
quarter century, sixty-two million. 

The American Bible Society carries on work in over 50 countries, 
on five continents and among the islands of the seas. It has 
nine Home agencies and twelve Foreign agencies. It employs one 



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thousand nine hundred distributors, 575 at home, and one thousand, 
three hundred and sixty-seven abroad. 

Its annual output is now about six and one half million volumes, 
in over one hundred and fifty languages and types. The total ex- 
penditures for 100 years are more than $38,000,000. The expenditures 
for last year were $750,000. 

Our Assembly gave last year to the Bible Cause, $8,915. The 
sum asked for this year is $12,000. 

We recommend: 

1. That the claims of the Bible Society be duly presented and 
its importance emphasized, by pastors and eessione. 

2. That the amount asked of our Assembly, $12,000, be raised. 

3. That the place of Mr. D. A. White, deceased be filled on the 
committee. 

EespectfuUy, 

W. O. SAMPLE, 
J. S. WHITE, 
W. B. SELLAES. 

The Nomination of Commissioners to attend the next 
General Assembly was now taken up, and the Rev. E. R. 
Leyburn, D. D., and Rev. S. M. Rankin were nominated on 
the first roll call, but further roll calls resulted in no election, 
and on motion the completion of the matter went over until 
tomorrow morning as unfinished business. 

Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by Rev. H. S. 
Bradshaw to meet tomorrow morning at 9 :30 o 'clock. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

Alamance Church, Thursday, September 14, 1916. 

Presbytery met at 9:30 o'clock a. m., and the devotional 
exercises were conducted by the Rev. J. McI. Wicker. 



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The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read, corrected 
and approved as read. 

Ruling Elder W. F. Carter was excusea lor tardiness 
and enrolled. 

The unfinished business, viz. : The nomination of Com- 
missioners to the Assembly was taken up, and the following 
brethren, including Messrs. Leyburn and Rankin, nominated 
on yesterday, were nominated : 

Principals : Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D., Rev. S. M. Ran- 
kin, Rev. 0. G. Jones, D. D., with Alternates, in the order 
named. Rev. F. M. Hawley, Rev. T. W. Simpson and Rev. T. 
C. Bales. 

Ruling Elders: Principals — Dr. C. S. Gilmer, R. P. 
Richardson and T. R. Foust, with Alternates, in the order 
named, M. W. Norfleet, E. C. Turner and T. N. Sellers. 

The Permanent Committee on the Orphans' Home, Rev. 
R. M. Williams, chairman, made a verbal report which was 
received as information, and in view of the pressing needs 
of funds at this time, the following recommendations were 
adopted : 

1. That all of the rtiinisters and elders lay it on the hearts of 
their people, to meet the immediate needs of the Orphans' Home. 

2. That the ministers and elders make a special effort to raise 
a large Thanksgiving offering in November. 

On motion and by a vote of Presbytery, Elder T. R. 
Foust of the Church of the Covenant, was permitted to sit 
as a member of this Presbytery as Alternate to Judge R. C. 
Strudwick already enrolled, but excused by the Leave of 
Absence Committee. 

The time and place of the next Stated Meeting of Presby- 
tery was taken up, and the Lexington church was chosen as 
the place, and the time was fixed for Tuesday, April 10, 1917, 
at 8 :00 o'clock p. m. 



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The following paper offered by Dr. Murray in reference 
to the Presbyterial Fund was adopted : 

Inasmuch as the assessments for Presbyterial Fund for this 
year are insufficient to meet the increased expenses of Presbytery, 
Synod and General Assembly, Sessions are directed to pay to this 
Fund the amounts given in the table for 1917-18. 

Presbytery would remind the following churches that they have 
not yet paid their assessment for last year and should do so at 
once, as a matter of business honesty: Asbury, Asheboro, Bessemer 
Avenue, Bethesda, Carson Memorial, Dalane, Danbury, Ebenezer, 
Fairfield, Gilead, Jefferson, Leaksville, Little Eiver (in part), Milton 
(in part). North Eno, Obids, Roxboro, Smyrna, Wilkesboro. 

E. C. MUERAY. 

A request was presented from the sessions of the West- 
minster church and the Church of the Covenant, in Greens- 
boro, to appoint a Commission, consisting of the Ministers 
and Elders of the Greensboro churches, to organize a Presby- 
terian church at "Glenwood" if the way be clear. The re- 
quest was granted and the Commission appointed accordingly. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made the following 

report which was adopted : 

Your committee reports that two calls have come into our hands. 
One from the Leaksville church for the services of Revl W. P. Robert- 
son for one fourth of his time at $200.00 per year, and the other from 
the Spray church for the services of Rev. R. O. Lucke for all his time 
at $900.00 per year. 

We recommend that these calls be found in order and be placed 
in the hands of these brethren. 

S. M. RANKIN, Chairman. 

The aforesaid Calls were placed in the hands of the Rev." 
Messrs. Lucke and Robertson and accepted by them. 

The Committee on Installations submitted the following 
report which was adopted : 



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We recommend that: \ 

X. Commission to install Eev. C. F. Myers at Greensboro: 

Commission — Eev. E. M. Williams, Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Elder 
Henry W. Wharton. 

Order of Service — Morning: Eev. C. E. Hodgin to preside. Dr. 
W. W. Moore to preach sermon. Eev. E. M. Williams to charge 
people. 

Evening: Eev. C. E. Hodgin to preside. Dr. Thornton Whaling 
to preach and charge the pastor. 

Date preferred, October 8, 1916, but subject to our ability to 
make arrangements. 

2. Commission to install Eev. J. McI. Wicker at Asheboro: 

Eev. S. M. Eankin to preach and preside. Eec. C. P. Coble to 
charge the pastor. Elder G. W. Denny of High Point to charge the 
people. 

Date for installation, October 4, 1916. 

3. Commission to install Eev. W. P. Eobertson at Leaksville: 

Eev. Carl Craig to preach and preside. Eev. J. McI. Wicker 
to charge the pastor. Eev. E. O. Lucke charge the people. Elder 
Jasan Barnes. 

Date to be agreed upon, about November 6, 1916. 

4. Commission to install Eev. E. 0. Lucke at Spray: 
Eev. S. M. Eankin to preach and preside. 

Eev. Carl Craig to charge the pastor. Eev. W. P. Eobertson to 
charge the people. Elder W. J. Baughn. 

Date September 18, 1916. 

5. That Presbytery grant permission to the Commission to 
install Eev. C. F. Myers at First church, Greensboro to invite Dr. W. 
W. Moore and Dr.Thorton E. Whaling to take part in said installation. 

N. E. CLAYTOE, Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess for five minutes. 
The popular meeting in the interest of Presbyterial 
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The Rev. S. M. Eankin, chairman, presided, and after 
devotional exercises, read the report of the committee, and 
pending consideration and adoption of the report, short talks 
were made by several of our workers in the Home Mission 
fields. The recommendations of the report were considered 
Seriatim and adopted, and the report as a whole was adopted. 
It is as follows: 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF PRESBYTERIAL HOME MISSIONS. 

Your committee most respectfully submits this semi-annual re- 
port: 

We now have eleven men in our Home Mission lields, serving 31 
churches and ten mission points. One charge — Thomasville-Elmira 
group, has become vacant, and it seems best to divide this field, and 
group Thomasville with the Dakota Chapel in Lexington, and group 
Elmira and Trolinwood with the new work developed by the Burling- 
ton church. 

Requests for the division of the Little Eiver group, of which 
Rev. W. S. Wilhelm is pastor, have been made. This field with its 
six churches is now too large for one man to do the work justice. 
The field is self-supporting, and a division would perhaps require 
some assistance from Presbytery for both groups. 

The work in Stokes and Surry counties is now too large for Rev. 
C. W. Erwin and a new group must be made if the work is to go 
forward. These new groups and additional men would require addi- 
tional money; but surely the churches of this grand old Presbytery 
will not allow its Home Mission work which is making such rapid 
progress to sufi'er for the lack of a few dollars. If the churches will 
pay their apportionments we can meet these additional obligations. 

Three churches are asking for assistance in erecting buildings, 
namely: South Lowell in Durham county, Piedmont in Burlington 
and Gilead whose building was destroyed by lightning recently. 
All of these deserve help. 

Since the spring meeting of Presbytery we have secured Rev. 
C. E. White for Roxboro and the outlying points in Person county. 

All of our men are doing vigorous work, Evangelistic meetings 
have been held in most of our churches during the summer, The 
full reports from these will be made at the spring meeting of Pres- 
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Evangelism — ^We do not think enough stress has been placed 
upon the chief business of the church which is the saving of souls. 
But we are glad to note that our Presbytery is making improvement. 
The number of additions on profession of faith reported in 1914 were 
383; in 1915, 533; in 1916, 639. We have set the goal this year for 
at least one thousand, and we hope our pastors and churches will 
put forth special effort to reach that number. In a letter to your 
chairman, the Assembly's secretary on Evangelism laments the fact 
that twenty-one of the churches in our Presbytery report not even 
one addition last year on profession of faith, and asks how can a 
church or pastor be satisfied with such a record. Our pastors averag- 
ed 17 .additions last year. To reach 1000 this year we must average 
27 additions. Forty-five of our eighty churches, representing a mem- 
bership of 2315, received less than fifty additions on profession of 
faith. It is time we were emphasizing this part of our work. 

According to the department of Sociology of the State University 
there are 152,000 persons over the age of ten years within the 
territory of our Presbytery who are unsaved. These are at our 
door and many thousands of them are within our reach. We should 
have more evangelistic preaching, more evangelistic meetings and 
more training of our church membership for personal evangelistic 
work. 

Financial — The total amount received since the last meeting of 
Presbytery is $862.59. But thirty-four of our eighty churches have 
contributed any thing. We can not maintain the work at this rate. 
The next quarterly payment will be due the last of this month, and 
we urge the churches to send in their contributions so we may not 
be compelled to borrow more money. Interest is expensive. When 
we consider the importance of Home Missions and the splendid 
achievements of the past years, we feel that we are justified in making 
most earnest appeals for your financial support. August and February 
are the special months set apart by Presbytery, for Presbyterial 
Home Missions. 

A complete financial statement is made at the Spring meeting 
of Presbytery. 

Recommendations — 1. That Thomasville be grouped with Dokota 
Chapel in Lexington and that $200.00 per year be appropriated to this 
charge. 

2. That Elmira and Trolinwood be grouped with the mission 
work in Burlington and Graham, and that $150.00 per year be appro- 
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3. That Gilead, South Lowell and Piedmont be given $50.00 
each to assist in erecting buildings. 

4. That your committee be authorized to divide the Little Eiver 
and Stokes county groups as soon as the way is clear. 

5. That, beginning with April, 1917, appropriations be made 
to our Home Mission churches on condition that an Every-Member 
Canvass be made for pastor's salary and that an honest effort be 
made to pay the full apportionments for Presbyterial Home Missions, 
and that the results of this canvass be reported to the iiome Mission 
Committee. 

S. M. EANKIN, Chairman. 

The Rev. T. M. McConnell, D. D., and Elders J. Harvey 
White, H. W. Wharton and J .G. Harris were excused for 
tardiness and enrolled. 

Presbytery then took recess until 1 :30 o'clock p. m. 



THIRD DAY — Afternoon Session. 
Alamance Church, Thursday, September 14, 1916. 

Presbytery met at 1 :30 o 'clock and resumed business. 

The following resolution offered by Dr. 0. G. Jones was 
received and docketed until the Spring Meeting of Presbytery : 

Resolved: That the Presbytery endeavors to make as early 
as practicable minimum salary of each of our ministers who gives 
his entire time to the work of the ministry, $1000. 

And in order to raise the present salary to that amount, the 
Home Mission Committee be requested to promise the churches Two 
Dollars for every one dollar raised in the congregations. 

The Committee on Nominations submitted their report 
which was adopted, as follows : 

We recommend that the following changes and additions be 
made in the Executive and Permanent Committees, etc., of Presbytery: 

1. That Eev. C. E. Hodgin succeed himself as Trustee of David- 
son College and that Dr. E. E. Leyburn succeed Dr. Anderson. 



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2. That the third group of Trustees of Flora McDonald College 
succeed themselves. 

3. That third group of Trustees of Glade Valley School succeed 
themselves. 

4. That X S. White succeed D. A. White, deceased, on Bible 
Cause Committee. 

5. Young Peoples' Societies, etc., E. J. Hertwig, G. W. Lee 
and T. C. Bales. 

6. On Home Missions Committee, W. A. Daniel to succeed Dr. 
Anderson. 

7. On Assembly Home Missions, C. F. Myers in place of Dr. 
Anderson. 

8. On Examining Committee, of Hebrew, Greek, etc., F. M. 
Hawley to succeed Dr. Clark. 

9. On Examining Committee on Theology, Eev. C. W. Eobin- 
son to succeed Dr. Clark. 

10. On Church History, Rev. N. R, Claytor to succeed Dr. 
Anderson. 

11. That the Commission to organize a Church at Glenwood, in 
South-west Greensboro, in the near future, if the way be clear. 

R. M. WIL\:.IAMS, 

C. E. HODGIN, 

C. F. MYERS, 

J. G. WALKER, 

E. P. WHARTON, 

J. G. FOUSHEE, 

L. RICHARDSON, 

DONALD McIVER, Chairman. 

The Committee on the Official Records of Presbytery made 
the following report which was adopted: 

We find that the printed minutes placed in our hands, to be sub- 
stantially identical with the written approved records, and would 
recommend that said printed minutes be made the official records of 
this body. 

J. W. GOODMAN, Chairman. 



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The report of the Committee on Assembly Home Missions 
was taken from the Pocket and adopted. It is as follows : 

ASSEMBLY HOME MISSIONS. 

No one can read the report of the Assembly's Committee of Home 
Missions without being deeply impressed with the rapidly enlarging 
scope of the work, and the vital necessity for a more generous 
response from the Church at large to the claims of this great work. 

It is a matter of gratification that the receipts from this Pres- 
bytery for this cause during the past year, $8,115 were larger than 
our apportionments, and over three times as large as from any Pres- 
bytery in the Synod. 

Your Committee would earnestly recommend the reading by 
every minister and ruling elder of the admirable and exhaustive report 
made by the Executive Committee to the Orlando Assembly. This 
report furnishes material for inspiring sermons on Home Missions. 

It is a matter of regret that while the receipts for the past 
year are somewhat larger than for the previous year they are still 
$150,000 below the amount represented as ' the actual needs of the 
work, and that the Committee has had to abandon their long stand- 
ing policy of prosecuting the work without debt. 

The scope of this work as now conducted embraces in addition 
to distinctly Home Missions, Evangelism, Colored Evangelization, 
Church Erection and the interests of the foreign field as represented 
by the growing population of immigrants. 

The world crisis brought about by the European War is destined 
to enhance the strategic importance of the United States, and there- 
fore, emphasizes as never before the necessity for a more aggressive 
home missionary policy throughout all the great evangelical denomi- 
nations. 

The old conception of frontier work is giving way to the grow- 
ing consciousness of the need in older sections as well as the farther 
West, and the remarkable progress made in the mountain sections 
offers unparalleled opportunity for service by our own branch of the 
Church. 

Your Committee calls attention to the provision made by the As- 
sembly for the organization of a Synod among the Negroes of our 
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We recommend: 

1. That all of our pastors present the claims of this cause in 
special sermons to their people. 

2. That our Sessions be directed to make provision for some 
observance of Home Mission week the last of November, making 
s'pecial efforts to reach the men of the Church, riot so much for 
money as the furnishing of information concerning the scope and 
needs of the work. 

3. That our churches be urged to raise their full apportion- 
ment for this cause. 

NEAL L. ANDERSON, Chairman. 

The Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., made an informal report 
as Trustee of Davidson College. The report was received 
as information and approved. 

Mr. J. Harvey White presented the report of the Trustees 
of Flora McDonald College, by request. The report was 
adopted, and the Trustees were instructed to prepare plans 
for a vigorous campaign in 1917 to increase the endowment 
fund of the College. 

A Conference on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief was now held. The Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Chairman, 
submitted and read the report of the Committee, and pending 
its consideration and adoption, the Hon. A. M. Scales, by 
request, addressed the Presbytery in the interest of the Minis- 
terial Relief Endowment Fund. The report as a whole was 
then adopted and is as follows : 

REPORT OF OOMMITTE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND 
MINISTERIAL RELIEF. 

1. Education for the Ministry. 

Orange Presbytery has under its care 21 Candidates for the 
ministry. The progress of those who are pursuing their studies 
either in the Seminary or in College is indicated by the reports given 
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H. S. Turner was a member of the Middle class at Union Semi- 
nary and his grades are as follows: Christian Sociology 100, Church 
History 99, English Bible 100, N. T. Exegesis 99.8, O. T. Exegesis 99, 
Sacred Geography 98, Systematic Theology 98.3. Mr. Turner will 
return to Union for his Senior year. 

Z. V. Eobertson's grades in the Middle class at Union Seminary 
were as follows: Christian Sociology 100, Church History 97.3, 
English Bible 99.5, N. T. Exegesis 99, O. T. Exegesis 9^, Sacred Geog- 
raphy 96, Systematic Theology 94.5. Mr. Eobertson will return to 
the Seminary this Fall for his Senior year. 

G. L. Whitely made the following grades in the Middle class at 
Union Seminary: Christian Sociology 97, Church History 89.3, Eng- 
lish Bible 93.6, N. T. Exegesis 90, O. T. Exegesis 85.6, Sacred Geog- 
raphy 92, Systematic Theology 89.5. Mr. Whiteley will also return 
to the Seminary this Fall for his Senior year. 

C. D. Whiteley 's report shows the following grades for his 
Middle year at Union Seminary: Christian Sociology 97, Church 
History 90.3, English Bible 95, N. T. Exegesis 87.3, O. T. Exegesis 
87.6, Sacred Geography 91, Systematic Theology 88.6. Mr. Whiteley 
expects to enter the Senior clasis at Union Seminary this Fall. 

J. E. Phipps was also a member of the Middle class at Union 
Seminary the past year and his grades are as follows: Church His- 
tory 87.5, English Bible 89.5, N. T. Exegesis 92, O. T. Exegesis 80, 
Sacred Geography 93, Systematic Theology 82.5 Mr. Phipps will 
also return to the Seminary this Fall for his Senior year. 

K. L. Whittington 's grades for his second year at Union Semi- 
nary are as follows: Christian Sociology 85, Church History 75, 
English Bible 88.3, N. T. Exegesis 86, O. T. Exegesis 84, Systematic 
Theology 74.6. Mr. Whittington will return to the Seminary for his 
third year. 

J. S. Cook was a member of the Middle class at Union Seminary 
during the past year taking the special English course. His grades 
for the year are as follows: Christian Sociology 95, Church History 
81, English Bible 88.8, N. T. Exegesis 94, 0. T. Exegesis 84.3, Sacred 
Geography 82, Systematic Theology 75. Mr. Cook will return to the 
Seminary this Fall. 

C. E. Eankin was a member of the Junior class at Davidson Col- 
lege last year and has returned for his Senior year. His grades for 
last year are as follows: Bible 83, Biology 88, French 72, Greek 72, 
Mathematics 72, Philosophy and Psychology 79.5, Attendance 99. 



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J. W. Mann made the following grades in the Junior class at 
Davidson College last year: Economics 84.5, English 80, Greek 85, 
Philosophy and Psychology 81, Attendance 100. Mr. Mann has enter- 
ed the Senior class at Davidson this Fall. 

E. H. Stone was a member of the Sophomore class at Davidson 
last year. His report shows the following grades: Bible 89, Chem- 
istry 75.5, English 92.5, Greek 46, Latin 70, Mathematics 74.5, At- 
tendance 100. Mr. Stone has returned to Davidson for his Junior 
year. 

J. L. McBride made the following grades in the Sophomore class 
at Davidson last year: Bible 86.5, English 65, Greek 48, History 68, 
Philosophy and Psychology 82.5, Attendance 99.5. 

G. L. Cooper spent part of the past year at Davidson College, 
taking a special course, but left college in February to teach in one 
. of our mountain schools. He desires to discontinue his college course 
and enter Union Seminary this Fall. Wje recommend that his request 
to go to the Seminary this Fall be granted, and that he be permitted 
to take the special English course at the Seminary. 

W. G. Craig was a member of the Junior class at the University 
of N. C, last year and has returned to that Institution for his Senior 
year. Your committee did not receive a copy of his grades for the 
past year. 

E. C. Murray, Jr., taught school at St. Pauls, N. C, during the 
past year, and \\'ill enter the Junior class at Union Seminary this Fall. 

W. L. Cooper, Jr., has done splendid work during the past year 
as Principal of the Glade Valley High School and will hold that 
position for the coming year. 

E. C. White will also continue to teach in the Glade Valley High 
School during the coming year. 

Lacy I. Ingle writes that he is thinking of giving up the ministry 
as his life work. He has discontinued his course at Elon College and 
will not be in school this year. 

D. T. Bradshaw has made na report to your Committee since the 
last meeting of Presbytery. 

J. H. Carter is engaged in business at Mt. Airy for the present, 
but expects at a later date to resume his Theological course at Union 
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J. H. Gentry taught school in the Eastern part of the State during 
the past year and will laso teach during the coming year. 

The following Candidates have applied for a loan of $100.00 each 
from the Funds of Ministerial Education: H. S. Turner, Z. V. 
Eobertson, G. L. Whiteley, C. D. Whiteley, J. S. Cook, K. L. Whitting- 
ton, C. E. Eankin, J. W. Mann, J. E. Phipps, E. C. Murray, Jr. We 
recommend that these applications be approved. 

J. S. Cook has also applied for a loan of $100.00 from the Mary 
I. Smith Loan Fund of Orange Presbytery. We recommend that this 
loan be granted. 

We recommend that the following trial parts for licensure 
assigned to Candidate J. S. Cook: Sermon, Luke 19:10; Popular 
Lecture, Eom. 5:1-11; Thesis (in English), Sanctification. 

2. Ministerial Eelief: 

Dr. Sweets reports that applications have been received and 
granted to 75 ministers, 146 widows, and 21 afflocted orphans. In 
these 242 homes there are 64 little fatherless children under 14 
years of age. There has already been appropriate! this year a 
larger amount than was paid last year, which was $47,717.50, and 
many other applications will probably come in during the year. 

3. Endowment Fund of Ministerial Eelief: 

At the last meeting of Presbytery we called attention to the offer 
of a liberal elder of the church to give $68,000 to the Endowment 
Fund of Ministerial Eelief provided the whole church raise twice 
that amount, or $136,000, by December 31, 1916, and the Presbytery 
requested all of our churches to present this cause to their congrega- 
tions for their gifts. We are sorry to report that very little has yet 
been contributed by our churches. The amount that has been con- 
tributed has been given principally by individuals. Only about three 
and one-half months remain in which to meet the liberal offer that 
has been made. Up to the present time only $39,000 has been raised 
by the whole church, leaving $97,000 still to be raist-a. The Orlando 
Assembly appointed the third Sunday in September (September 17th) 
for a special appeal for this cause. There is urgent necessity for an 
earnest effort to secure exceptional gifts for the Endowment Fund at 
this time. We recommend, therefore, that the Presbytery request all 
of our churches to present this cause next Sunday, or the nearest 
convenient Sunday. This fund is not to be counted as a part of the 
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4. The Student Loan Fund: 

The Student Loan Fund is now $20,992.17. Since the fund has 
been established loans have been made to 140 students, of whom 81 
are boys and 59 girls. Sixty-nine loans have been pledged for this 
year which has exausted the funds on hand, and between forty and 
fifty applications for loans have been rejected because of lack of 
funds. A much larger work could be done in assisting worthy young 
men and women to secure an education if the means were available. 
Candidates for the ministry and girls preparing for mission service, 
who are aided from the funds of Ministerial Education, are not 
eligible at the same time for loans from the Students Loan Fund. 

The Assembly has set apart Sunday, February 25, 1917, as the 
Day of Prayer for Schools and College. Plans are being made to hold 
Evangelistic services in our Educational Institutions during the 
preceding week. We recommend that this special Day of Prayer be 
observed in our churches. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman. 

The Committee on Schools and Colleges submitted their 
report which was read and received, also a report of the Glade 
Valley High School was presented and read. After the read- 
ing of these reports Presbytery heard Prof. W. L. Cooper, 
Principal of the Glade Valley School, in the interest of the 
School ; and also, The Hon. W. F. Carter addressed the Pres- 
bytery in the interest of the Glade Valley School, emphasizing 
its claims, its prospects and its needs. The reports were then 
adopted with their recommendations, as follows : 

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES 

Submits the following report: 

1. Davidson College enjoyed a successful year last year and has 
re-opened with a gratifying increase; there being 140 new students 
enrolled to date. 

2. Flora McDonald College was able last year to conduct the 
College without incurring further debt. The Trustees believe a 
cricis has been past and look to a future of greater usefulness. 

3. Glade Valley High School. We rejoice to note the influence 
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country through the young men and women who go out to teach in 
the public schools. 

4, Peace Institute. The Trustees report this School is on a 
better basis and are expecting larger patronage under the adminis- 
tration of the new president, Miss Mary 0. Graham. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. We recommend the Institutions to our people and urge the / 
pastors to present the advantages of these Institutions to all the 

young people. 

2. By previous order of Presbytery, the agents of Flora Mc- 
Donald College have the privilege of conducting a canvass for raising 
an Endowment Fund, beginning January 1, 1917. We recommend 
that our pastors encourage these agents in this work. 

DONALD McIVER, Chairman. 

GLADE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 

Our school has had the best opening in its history, and we have 
fine prospects for a good session. We have been able to retain 
practically the same faculty as last year. 

The electric lighting plant has been installed. The boy's dormi- 
tory has been completed. The heating plant for the boy's building 
has been re-arranged and its installation completed. 

The campaign for raising Ten Thousand Dollars for the better 
equipment of the school plant is still on. Mr. Cooper has been too 
busy with other matters to push the campaign, but during the next 
few months the canvass will be more vigorously prosecuted. A little 
over Three Thousand Dollars have been raised. To raise the Ten 
Thousand we are asking every church to contribute a sum equal 
to its apportionment for Foreign Missions, which is, so far as we can 
figure, an equitable distribution of the amount to be raised. This 
money is to be used for buying additional furniture, painting the 
buildings, installing a water and sewerage system, improving and 
fencing and stocking the farm, and paying the present indebtedness 
of Twenty-five Hundred Dollars. 

We ask that pastors and sessions commend this school to deserv- 
ing boys and girls. The literary training is good. Every pupil in 
the boarding last year, who was not already a Christian, made his 
profession of faith in the Lord and Saviour. The three graduates 



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of last year enter College this Fall, and we had three in College the 
year before. Of the 38 teachers in the public schools in Alleghany 
county last year, fourteen were educated at Glade Valley, and our 
school has been in existence only five years. We have one candidate 
for the ministry in College, and others are seriously considering the 
call to the Gospel ministry. We can not estimate the immense amount 
of good the school has already accomplished and the future is 
bright and growing brighter. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. M. RANKIN, Chairman of Board. 

The Committee on Systematic Beneficence and Appor- 
tionments submitted a revised Table of Apportionments which 
was adopted with recommendations, as follows: (See table 
in the Appendix.) 

Your Committee on Systematic Beneficence and Apportionments 
respectfully submits herewith, the table of Apportionments for 1917-18. 

We recommend: 

1. As a growing number of our churches are adopting the month- 
ly '■ ' Pay-up ' ' plan to the beneficent causes. We would encourage all 
the churches to instruct the Treasurers to adopt either the monthly 
or at least quarterly pay-up plan pro-rating the funds according to 
the Presbytery's table of percentage. 

2. In answer to the overture from the Assembly Campaign on 
Stewardship, your committee would recommend, that as this subject 
has been repeatedly and insistently laid before that part of Presby- 
tery which can be reached by a general conference, that two simae- 
taneous sectional conferences be held the second week in November, 
one in Rockingham County and one in Stokes County. With a Com- 
mittee: T. W. Simpson, C. W. Erwin, W. P. Robinson, to prepare 
a program and make necessary arrangments. 

T. W. SIMPSON, Chairman. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery submitted the following 
report which was approved and adopted : 



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TREASURER'S REPORT 

From April 1 to September 11, 1916. 



Bal. 
Apr. 1 



Eeceipts 



Disburse- 


Bal. 


ments 


Sept. 11 


$1,667.81 




674.33 


21.50 


297.31 


17.66 


1,187.65 




675.24 


32.30 


228.76 




609.09 




105.00 


22.53 


61.67 


5.95 


525.87 




$6,032.73 


$99.94 



Foreign Missions 

Assembly 's Missions 

Synodical Missions 

Presbyterial Missions 

Education and Relief — 

Orphans' Home 

Schools and Colleges 

Sunday School Extension 

Bible Cause 

Presbyterial Fund 



Total, 



.37 



.37 



$1,667.81 
695.83 
314.97 
1,187.65 
707.54 
228.76 
609.09 
127.53 
67.62 
525.50 



$6,132.30 
Respectfully submitted, 

E. C. MURRAY, Treasurer. 

The Committee on the Minutes of the General Assembly 
made the following report which was adopted : 

Your Committee on the Minutes of the Assembly report "by call- 
ing attention to the following items: 

1. The Resolution concerning raising funds by entertainments, 
concerts, etc., namely: Resolved that the General Assembly advise 
against all such means for securing money to be used in the Masters 
work. This advice is given because we believe that the Lord has 
ordained that giving should be an act of worship and thus a means of 
grace. 

2. The Committee on Reformation Day has selected October 29, 
1916, as date for this celebration and recommend Erasmas as a sub- 
ject peculiarly appropriate. 

T. C. BALES, 
R. O. LUCKE, 
W. P. ROBERTSON, 
R. C. STRUDWICK, 
H. B. HYDE, 

Committee. 

The Standing Auditing Committee reported that nothing 
had been placed in their hands. The report was approved 
and the Committee discharged. 



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Licentiate, Joseph G. Walker, recently licensed to preach 
the Gospel by this Presbytery, and who is engaged in Sunday 
School and Evangelistic work in the city of Greensboro, made 
application to be ordained as an Evangelist. The request 
was granted, and the Presbytery proceeded to take the nec- 
essary steps to his ordination. Mr. Walker was examined on 
Experimental Religion, on Theology, on Church Government, 
and the Sacraments. These examinations were sustained as 
highly satisfactory. Mr. Walker then preached a sermon on 
the text: "And the Veil of the Temple was rent in twain 
from the top to the bottom," Mark 15:38. 

Most favorable criticisms were made by the brethren con- 
cerning the sermon, and it was sustained as a satisfactory 
part of trial. 

The examination as a whole was sustained, and the Pres- 
bytery proceeded to the ordination. The Moderator pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions, which were answered in 
the affirmative, and the Presbytery did, by prayer and the lay- 
ing on of the hands of Presbytery, solemnly set apart Joseph 
Gabriel Walker to the full work of the Gospel Ministry as an 
Evangelist. 

A solemn charge was then delivered to the Evangelist 
by the Rev. C. W. Robinson, and he was enrolled as a member 
of Orange Presbytery. 

The Commission to install the Rev. C. E. White at Rox- 
boro made the following report which was approved: 

INSTALLATION OF REV. C. E. WHITE AT BOXBORO. 

Your Commission to install Mr. White met at Roxboro on June 
22, 1916, present Rev. K. L. Melver, Rev. N. R. Claytor, Rev. J. A. 
Satterfield, Rev. S. M. Rankin, and Ruling Elder Isaac O. Abbitt, 
Mr. Rankin presided and propounded the constitutional question, Mr. 
McIver preached the sermon, Mr. Claytor charged the pastor and 
Mr. Satterfield charged the people. 

S. M. RANKIN,Chairman. 



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The following resolutions of Thanks were adopted by a 
rising vote : 

Your Committee on Eesolution of Thanks desire to make the 
following report: 

Resolved — 1. That the Presbytery of Orange most heartily 
thanks the pastor, session and congreg.ation of the Alamance church 
for the privilege of holding its 293rd Sessions in this hallowed place 
where the influence of ^'the cloud of witnesses compassing us about" 
has inspired and uplifts us; and for the many comforts and joys of 
our few days stay, especially the bountiful and delicious refreshments 
at the noon-day hour^ the pleasant means of conveyance to and from 
the church, and the gracious hospitality and blessed fellowship of 
your Godly homes. 

2. That our thanks be extended by a rising vote of Presbytery. 

3. That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the printed 
pages in our minutes. 

4. That these resolutions be read from the pulpit by the pastor 
of Alamance church to his congregation at the next regular service. 

E. J. HEETWYG, Chairman. 

The Commission to install the Rev. W. P. Robertson at 
Madison, made the following report which was adopted: 

Th^ Commission appointed to install Eev. AV. F. Robertson as 
pastor of the Madison church performed that duty on May 21st, 1916. 
Eev. C. E. Hodgin presided and charged the pastor, and Eev. T. W. 
Simpson preached and charged the people. Mr. C. M. Norfleet, the 
other member of the Commission was not present. 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman 

On motion it was ordered that Presbytery re-affirm the 
action taken October 24, 1907, in conveying a certain parcel 
of ground, near North Wilkesboro, to the Rev. J. S. Morrow, 
and the Trustees of Presbytery are hereby authorized to 
execute a deed for said land to Bro. Morrow. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence submitted the follow- 
ing report which was approved : 



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Judge Strudwick, after morning session. 

J. W. Sharpe, after today's sessions. 

E. W. Morphis, after today's sessions. 

H. E. Wilkinson, after today's sessions. 

W. L. Compton, after today's sessions. 

G. W. Lasley, after today's sessions. 

J. S. Gibson, after today's sessions. 

W. D. Moss, for non-attendance at this meeting. 

N, R. Claytor, after a. m., session, September 14-16th. 

J. H. Walker, after p. m. session. 

J. W. Pickett. 

W. 0. Sample. 

Rev. C. P. Coble, after p. m., session, September 13, 1916. 

Rev. P. H. Gwynn, for non-attendance. 

Rev. A. W. Thompson, after morning session. 

Rev. K. L. Mclver, after morning session. 

Rev. J. McI. Wicker, after morning session. 

K. L. McIVER, Chairman. 

The Commission to organize a church at Dakotah, near 
Lexington, reported that duty not yet performed. The same 
Commission was re-appointed and continued. 

The Special Committee to write to certain delinquent 
churches concerning Sessional Duties, reported the duty per- 
formed and was discharged. 

By special request of Dr. Neal L. Anderson, before leav- 
ing the Presbytery, the Presbytery united in earnest prayer, 
being led by Dr. E. C. Murray, for God's blessing and guidance 
upon him and his work as President of the Austin Theological 
Seminary, in Texas. 

On motion it was ordered that when this Presbytery 
adjourns, it do so to meet in Salisbury, N. C, during the 
sessions of Synod in October, at the call of the Moderator. 

The Minutes of today's sessions were react, corrected and 
approved. 



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597 



A motion was made to adjourn. The Presbytery united 
in singing a part of the Hymn — ' ' Blest be the tie that binds, ' ' 
etc., and did adjourn, with prayer and the benediction by the 
Moderator, to meet at the call of the Moderator in Salisbury, 
N. C , during the sessions of Synod in Octoger next. 

J. W. GOODMAN, 

Permanent Clerk. 



Attest : D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 



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DIRECTORY 



The following is a complete Directory for the present time, hav- 
ing been amended by filling all vacancies, September, 1916. 

OFFICERS. 

Moderator— Eev. F. M. Hawley, S. T. D., Mebane, N. C. 
Stated Clerk— Eev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Keidsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., Greensboro, N. C, R. F. D. 
TRUSTEES. 

1. Of Presbytery — Mr. J. M. Rogers, Winston, N. C; Mr. L. B. 
Holt, Graham, N. C; Mr. R. R. King, Greensboro, N. C; Mr. A. M. 
Scales, Greensboro, N. C; Mr. J. W. Scott, Greensboro, N. C. 

2. Of Davidson CoUege— Rev. C. E. Hodgin, (Fall of 1920) ; Rev. 
D. I. Craig, D. D., (Fall of 1917); Mr. Geo. W. Watts, (Fall of 1918); 
Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D., (Fall of 1919.) 

3. Of the Flora McDonald College — 

1. First Group, term of three years — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. R. 
M. Williams, Mr. A. M. Scales, and Mr. S. Strudwick, (Fall of 1919.) 

2. Second Group, term of two years — Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., 
Rev. D. Mclver, Mr. J. H. White and Mr. J. M. Rogers, (Fall of 1918.) 

3. Third Group, term of one year — Rev. S. M. Rankin, Mr. J. 
B. Finley, Mr. R. G. Vaughn and Mr. T. B. Fuller, (Fall of 1917.) 

• 4. Of the aiade Valley High School— 

1. First Group, term of three years — Mr. McBride Holt, Mr. J. L. 
Patterson, and Mr. W. F. Carter, (Fall of 1919.) 

2. Second Group, term of two years — Rev. C. P. Coble, Rev. Neal 
L. Anderson, D. D., and Mr. T. B. Finley, (Fall of 1918.) 

3. Third Group, term of one year — ^Rev. S. M. Rankin, Mr. A. 
M. Scales, and Mr. A. W. McAlister, (Fall of 1917.) 

5. Of Peace Institute — Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D. 



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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES. 

1. Local Home Missions — Eev. S. M. Eankin, Chairman, Greens- 
boro, N. C; Eev. E. C. Murray, D. D.; Eev. C. P. Coble; Eev. C. E. 
Hodgin, Eev. C. W. Eobinson, Eev. W. A. Daniel, Mr. E. P. Wharton, 
Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. E. P. Eichardson, Mr. J. M. Eog-ers. 

2. Foreign Missions — Eev. E. E. Leyburn, D. D., Chairman, Dur- 
ham, N. C; Eev. K. L. Melver and E. J. Davis. 

3. Assembly's Home Missions and Evangelismi — lEev. C. P. 
Myers, Chairman, Greensboro, N. C; Eev. E. J. Hertwig, Eev. C. W. 
Eobinson, Elders G. W, Maslin and L. Eichardson. 

4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Eev. C. E. Hod- 
gin, Chairman, Greensboro, N. C; Eev. D. McIver and Elder E. P. 

, Wharton. 

5. Publication and Sabbath School Extension — Eev. T. C. Bales, 
Chairman; Eev. T. W. Simpson and Elder W. F. Carter. 

6. Bible Cause — Eev. W. O. Sample, Chairman; W. E. Sellers and 
J. S. White. 

7. Sabbath and Family Religion — Eev, T. W. Simpson, Chairman; 
Eev. G. W. Lee and Eev. N. E. Claytor. 

8. Orphans' Home — Eev. E. M. Williams, Chairman; T. M. Mc- 
.Connell, D. D,, and Mr. L. Eichardson. 

9. Synodical Schools and Colleges — Eev. D. McIver, Chairman; 
.Mr. Harvey W!hite and Eev. T. M. McConnell, D. D. 

10. Woman's Work — Eev. E. Frank Lee, Chairman; Eev. E. E. 
Eedding and Mr. A. T. Whitsett. 

11. Y. P. Societies, Etc. — Eev. E. J. Hertwig, Chairman; Eev. 
G. W. Lee and Eev. T. C. Bales. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES. 

1. Systematic Beneficence and Apportionments — Eev. T. W. 
Simpson, Chairman; Eev. E. C. Murray, D. D., and the Chairmen of the 
Executive Committees. 

2. Printed Records of Presbytery — Eev. J. W. Goodman, Chair- 
man; Eev. D. McIver and W. P. Carter. 



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3. Lajmien's Missionary Movement — Mr. E. J. Davis, Chairman 
and Representative. 

4. Auditing — Mr. E. J. Davis and Mr. S. A. Kerr. 

5. Committee on Orders — The Moderator, Rev. E, Frank Lee, 
Chairman, the Stated Clerk and Pastor of Church where Presbytery 
meets. 

EXAMINING COMMITTEES. 

2. Printed Records of Presbytery — Rev. J. W. Goodman, Chair- 
man, Rev. S. M. Rankin and C. W. Erwin. 

2. Latin and Greek Exercises — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. S. M. 
Rankin and Rev. P. M. Hawley. 

3. Greek, Hebrew and Logic — Rev. P. M. Hawley, Chairman; 
Rev. E. C. Murray, Rev. E. R. Leyburn and Rev. T. C. Bales. 

4. Mathematics and Physical Science — Rev. C. Robinson, 
Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., and Rev. R. M. Williams. 

5. Mental and Moral Philosophy — Rev. T. M. McConnell, D. D., 
Chairman, Rev. C. E. Hodgin and Rev. T C. Bales 

6. Theology— Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., 
Rev. C. W. Robinson. 

7. Church History — Rev. N. R. Claytor, Rev. D. Mclver and 
Rev. W. S. Wilhelm. 

8. Church Government and Sacraments — Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, 
Rev. P. M. Hawley and Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D. D. 



TABLE OF APPORTIONMENTS FOR 1917-18 



CHURCHES 


reign 
ssions 


embly's 
ssions 


lodical 
ssions 


sbyterial 
ssions 


acation 
d Relief 


Orphans' 
Home 


ools and 
)Ileges 


Sunday School 
Extension 


le Cause | 


Fund 

Presbyterial 














1^ 


s 



PERCENTAGES -__ 


31 


141/2 




17 


81/2 


9 


101/2 


3 


1 





*Alamance _ . 


$ 410 


$ 193 


$ 74 


$ 226 


$ 113 


$ 123 




$ 141 


$ 35 


$ 1( 


f 37 


Asbury 


35 


17 


6 


20 


10 


■ 11 


13 


3 


1 


3 


Asheboro __ _ 


40 


19 


7 


23 


11 


12 


14 


4 


1 


4 


Bessemer Ave. ___ _ 


27 


13 


5 


16 


8 


8 


9 


3 


1 


3 


*Bethany .. 

*Bethel _ __ 


50 


23 


9 


27 


13 


15 


17 


5 


1 


5 


170 


SO 


30 


94 


47 


51 


58 


14 


4 


15 


Bethesda . 


40 


19 


7 


23 


11 


12 


14 


4 


1 


4 


*Bethlehefn 


89 


42 


16 


49 


24 


27 


31 


7 


2 


8 


Beulah 


16 


7 


3 


8 


4 


5 


6 


1 


1 


1 


Blacknall Memorial __ 


50 


23 


9 


27 


13 


15 


17 


5 


1 


5 


*Buffalo _. 


170 


80 


30 


94 


47 


51 


58 


14 


4 


15 


*Burlington 


410 


193 


74 


226 


113 


123 


141 


35 


^? 


37 


Carson Memorial 


5 


2 


1 


3 


1 


2 


2 


1 


1 


1 


Chapel Hill ._ 

*Chureh of Covenant- 


89 


42 


16 


49 


24 


27 


31 


8 


2 


8 


325 


153 


58 


179 


89 


98 


112 


28 


8 


29 


Clark Memorial 


20 


9 


3 


11 


5 


6 


1 




1 


2 


*Cross Roads 


175 


82 


31 


96 


48 


52 


59 


15 


4 


16 


Dalane _ 


8 


4 


1 


5 


2 


2 


2 


1 


1 


1 


*Danbury __. . _ _ 


7 


3 


1 


4 


2 


2 


2 


1 


1 


1 


Dan River _ _ 


58 


27 


10 


32 


16 


17 


19 


5 


1 


5 


*Durham First 


1 226 


576 


218 


674 


337 


368 


421 


104 


30 


109 


*Durham Second _ _ _ 


33 


16 


6 


19 


9 


10 


11 


3 


1 


3 


Ebenezer 


9 


4 


2 


5 


2 


3 


3 


1 


1 


1 


*Edgemont __ 


99 


47 


18 


55 


27 


30 


34 


9 


2 


9 


Efland 


35 


17 


6 


20 


10 


'11 


13 


3 


1 


3 


*p:ikin First 


16 


7 


3 


8 


4 


5 


6 


1 


1 


1 


Elkin Second _ 


6 


3 


1 


4 


2 


2 


2 


1 


1 


1 


Elim 


10 


5 


2 


6 


3 


3 


3 


1 


1 


1 


*Elmira _ _ 


15 


7 


3 


8 


4 


5 


6 


1 


1 


1 


Eno - 


45 


22 


8 


26 


13 


14 


16 


4 


1 


4 


Fairfield 


48 


23 


9 


27 


13 


14 


16 


4 


1 


4 


*Gilead 


25 


12 


4 


14 


7 


8 


9 


2 


1 


2 


Glade Valley 


22 


10 


4 


12 


6 


7 


8 


2 


1 


2 


*Graham 


410 


193 


74 


226 


113 


123 


141 


85 


10 


37 


*Greensboro First . 


1 644 


773 


292 


905 


452 


493 


563 


138 


40 


146 


Greenwood . _ 


19 


9 


3 


11 


5 


6 


7 


2 


1 


2 


Griers 


68 


32 


12 


38 


19 


20 


23 


5 


1 


6 


*Hawflelds 


205 


97 


36 


114 


57 


62 


71 


17 


5 


18 


*High Point 


325 


153 


58 


179 


89 


98 


112 


28 


8 


29 


*Hillsboro ___ 


140 


66 


25 


78 


39 


42 


48 


12 


3 


13 


J amestown __ 


6 


3 


1 


4 


2 


2 


2 


1 


1 


1 


Jefferson 


18 


8 


3 


9 


4 


5 


6 


1 


1 


1 


Leaksville 


76 


36 


14 


42 


21 


23 


26 


6 


2 


7 


*Lexington — __ 


225 


106 


40 


124 


62 


■ 68 


78 


19 


5 


20 


Little River 


190 


89 


34 


104 


52 


57 


65 


16 


5 


17 


*Madison — 


97 


46 


17 


54 


27 


29 


33 


8 


2 


9 


*Mebane 


282 


133 


50 


156 


78 


85 


97 


24 


6 


25 


*Midwav — 


102 


48 


18 


56 


28 


31 


35 


8 


2 


9 


Milton 


62 


29 


11 


34 


17 


19 


22 


5 


1 


6 


*Mt. Airy _ 


270 


127 


48 


149 


74 


81 


93 


23 


6 


24 


*New Hope _ „ 


107 


51 


19 


60 


30 


32 


37 


8 


2 


9 


North Eno . 


22 


10 


4 


12 


6 


7 


8 


2 


1 


2 


*North Wilkesboro .__ 


160 


75 


29 


88 


44 


48 


55 


14 


4 


15 


*North Winston ._- 


134 


63 


24 


74 


37 


40 


46 


11 


3 


12 


Obids 


6 


3 


1 


4 


2 


2 


2 


1 


1 


1 


Pine Hall _ 


12 


6 


2 


7 


3 


4 


5 


1 


1 


1 


Pine Ridge 


75 


36 


14 


42 


21 


23 


26 


6 


2 


7 


Pleasant Garden 


11 


5 


2 


6 


3 


3 


3 


1 


1 


1 


Pleasant Grove ___ 


21 


10 


4 


12 


6 


6 


7 


2 


1 


2 


Red House 


35 


17 


6 


20 


10 


11 


13 


3 


1 


3 


*Reidsville _ _ 


375 


177 


67 


207 


103 


113 


129 


32 


9 


34 


•Reynolda 


77 


37 


14 


44 


22 


23 


26 


6 


2 


7 


Rocky Rdge 


7 


3 


1 


4 


2 


2 


2 


1 


1 


1 


Roxboro 


21 


10 


4 


12 


6 


6 


7 


2 


1 


2 


Sandy Ridge 

*Saxapahaw __ 


8 


4 


1 


5 


2 


2 


2 


1 


1 


1 


35 


17 


6 


20 


10 


11 


13 


3 


1 


3 


Smyrna 


30 


14 


5 


17 


8 


9 


10 


3 


1 


3 


South Lowell 


9 


4 


2 




2 


3 


3 


1 


1 


1 


*Speedwell 


52 


24 


9 


2g 


14 


16 


18 


4 


1 


4 


Spray 


60 


28 


11 


33 


16 


18 


21 


5 


1 


5 


Soringwood ___ 


85 


40 


15 


47 


23 


26 


30 


7 


2 


8 


Stoneville 


16 


7 


3 


8 


4 


5 


6 


1 


1 


1 


*Stony Creek __ _ . _ 
*Thomasville 


81 


38 


14 


45 


22 


24 


27 


6 


2 


7 


44 


21 


7 


25 


■ 12 


13 


15 


4 


1 


4 


Trolinwood 


14 


7 


3 


8 


4 


4 


5 


1 


1 


1 


Wentworth ... _ 


6 


3 


1 


4 


2 


2 


2 


1 


1 


1 


*Westminster _ 


774 


364 


138 


427 


213 


232 


265 


66 


.19 


69 


*Wilkesboro 


. 32 


15 




18 


9 


10 


11 


3 


1 


3 


* Winston First - 


1 470 


691 


26i 


810 


405 


441 


504 


123 


36 


130 


Worthville 


3 


2 


1 


2 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


Yancevville . 


50 


23 


9 


27 


13 


15 


17 


5 


1 


5 


Total 


$11 754 


$5 533 3^2 111 


$6 495 


$3 232 $3 545 $4 039 $1 000 '$300 $1 055 



By order of Presbytery 
* Means "Every-Member-Canvass.'' 



T. W. SIMPSON, Chairman. 



OFFICIAL RECORDS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



CRITICISMS OF THE SYNOD OP NORTH CAROLINA 



MINUTES 

of 

Three Hundrered and Second Sessions 

of 

Oranqe Presbyter 



I 1921 I 



Held in 

Madison Presbyterian Church 
Madison, North Carolina 
April 12^-14, 1921 



rKLbbVilHIAN HI8IURICAL SOCIfci {, 



MINUTES 

OF 

Three Hundred and Second Sessions 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN 

MADISON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
MADISON, NORTH CAROLINA ■ 
APRIL 12-14, 1921 

AND OF 



INTERMEDIATE MEETINGS 







ADJOURNED MEETING 



Wilmington, N. C, October 27, 1920. 

The Presbytery of Orange met pursuant to adjournment 
during the meetings of the Synod of North Carolina at the 
Church of the Covenant, Wilmington, N. C, October 27, 1920, 
and was opened with prayer by Rev. O. G. Jones, D. I). 

There were present the following ministers: 0. G. Jones, 
D. D., H. S. Bradshaw, John R. Herndon, D. I. Craig, U. D.. 
(was not present after calling the meeting to order) J. H. 
Smith, J. S. Morrow, R. S. Arrowood, D. S. Scanlon, D. D., 
W. S. Milne, C. W. Robinson and C. E. Hodgin. 

The following churches were represented : J. R. Finley, 
North Wilkesboro; E. G. Mclver, Durham First; J. A. Barn- 
well, Burlington ; G. W. Denny, High Point ; R. W. Wilson, 
Buffalo; P. M. Pritchett, Westminster. 

Rev. W. T. Thompson, D. D., of the Presbytery of Mo- 
bile was invited to sit as a corresponding member and in- 
troduced to the Presbytery. 

Presbytery approved the request of the North Elm Pres- 
byterian church, Greensboro, for $2,000 from the Permanent 
Committee of Home Missions of the Synod of North Carolina 
for the present year. 

Rev. C. W. Robinson and Ruling Elder J. R. Finley 
were authorized to sell the church and lot of f^ie colored Pres- 
byterian church of Elkin, N. C. and transfer the same ac- 
cording to law and apply the proceeds for the benefit of the 
white Presbyterian church of Elkin. 

Rev. W. T. Thompson, D. D., was received into the Pres- 
bytery upon a certificate of dismission from the Presbytery 
of Mobile after the customary examination. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. C. W. Rob- 
inson, to meet again in the same church tomorrow, at the call 
of the Moderator. 

JNO, R. HERNDON, Clerk, 



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October 28, 1920. 

Presbytery met at the call of the Moderator, Thursday, 
October 28, 1920, and was opened with prayer by the Mod- 
erator. 

The committee appointed to install Rev. Z. V. Roberson 
pastor of the Mt. Airy Presbyterian church, presented the 
following report, which was adopted: 

The committee appointed to install Kev, Z. V. Koberson pastor 
at Mt. Airy, reports the duty performed on Sunday, September li;, 
1920. Eev. K. S. Arrowood presided, preached, propounded the con- 
stitutional questions and charged the pastor and people. 

E. S. AEEOWOOD, Chairman. 

Candidate R. L. Berry was received under the care of 
Presbytery upon a certificate of transfer from the Presbytery 
of Abingdon. 

The minutes of yesterday's and today's sessions were 
read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned to meet at Madison, N. C, April 
12, 1921, at 8 :00 p. m., and closed with prayer by Rev. C. W. 
Robinson. 

JNO. R. HERNDON. 

Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, Feb. 21, 1921. 

Orange Presbytery met in ''The Hut" First Presbyte- 
rian church, Greensboro, N. C, February 21st, at 11 :00 a. m., 
under the call of the Moderator. 

The Call was read, found in order and approved. 

The foUowino: members were present : Ministers — C. F. 
Myers, D. D., E. Frank Lee, C. E. Hods^in, R. M. Williams, 
S. M. Rankin, R. S. Arrowood, and T. W. Simpson ; Ruling 
Elder E. L. Anderson. 

Rev. E. Frank Lee acted as Moderator, being the last 
Moderator present, and opened the meeting with prayer. Call 
found in order. 

Rev. R. W. Miles of Concord Presbytery was invited to 
sit as a corresponding member. 

A certificate from the Presbytery of Piedmont was re- 
ceived, dismissing Rev. J. S. Foster, D. D., to this Presbytery. 

Dr. Foster was examined in accordance with the Book 
of Church Order, the examination sustained as satisfactory 
and he was received and enrolled as a member of Orange 
Presbytery. 

A call from the church of Winston-Salem, for the pas- 
toral services of Rev. J. S. Foster, D. D., for all his time, at 
a salary of $5,000.00 per year, payable monthly, and use of 
manse, was read, found in order, placed in his hands, and ac- 
cepted by him. 

On motion the following Commission was appointed to 
install Dr. Foster as pastor on March 20th, at 11 :00 a. m. 



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Rev. T. M. McConnell, D. D., to preach the sermon and 
propound the constitutional questions; Rev. D. H. Scanlon 
to charge the pastor; Rev. Geo. W. Lee to charge the peo- 
ple, and Ruling Elder E. L. Anderson to serve on the Com- 
mission. 

The meeting adjourned with prayer by Rev. C. E. Hod- 
gin. 

T. W. SIMPSON, Clerk, pro tern. 
Attest : D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 



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REGULAR MEETING 



Madison, N. C, Tuesday, April 12, 1921. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its three hundred and 
second sessions on April 12, 1921, at 8 :00 p. m., in the Madi- 
son church, and was opened with a sermon by the retiring 
Moderator, Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., from the text : Psl. 18 : 
35, "Thy gentleness hath made me great." After the ser- 
mon, the Presbytery was constituted with prayer by the Mod- 
erator. 

The roll call showed the following ministers and elders 
in attendance. 



MINISTERS 

D. I. Crai^, D. D. 

C. W. Kobinson 
S. M. Eankin 
J. S. Morrow 
H. S. Bradshaw 
Donald Mclver 
C. E. Hodgin (2) 
P. H. Gwynn 
O. Sample 
N. E. Claytor 
Geo. W. Lee (2) 
Geo. W. Oldham 



0. P. Coblo 

C. W. Irwin 

E. Frank Lee 

T. W. Simpson 

T. M. McConnell, D. D. 

C. C. Jones, D. D. 

C. B. Whiteley 



ELDERS 

E. F. Hall (2) 

■T. F. Franklin (2) 

C. J. Gate 



G. A. Durham 

W. E. Anderson (2) 
T. L. Smith 
I. 0. Abbott 

J. H. Gillie (2) 
G. L. Williamson 
S. J. Cobb 
.1. D. Butler 
T. S. Neal 
W. W. Smith 

E. B. Eldridge 
C. H. Fields 

F. E. Evans 
J. M. Neely 

M. L. Efland 



CHURCHES 

Eeidsville 
Speedwell 
North Wilkesboro 



Hillsboro 

Westminster 

Stoneville 

Roxboro 

N. Winston 
Yanceyville 
Pleasant Grove 
Grier 's 
Bethesda 
High Point 
Glade Valley 
Buffalo 
Reynold a 
Ashboro 

Efland 



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MINISTERS 

A. W. Shaw 
G. L. Whiteley 
J. H. Smith 
W. B. Goebel 



E. N. Caldwell 

E. Wayne Thompson (2) 

W. S. Milne 

Z. V. Roberson 

R. S. Arrowood (2) 

D. H. Scanlon 

J. S. Kennison (2) 

W. P. McCorkle 

J. S.Foster, D. D. (2) 
W. D. Moss, D. D., (3) 
L. T. "Wilds, D. D., (2) 
M. E. Hansen 
R. S. Carson 
R. W. Miles 
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ELDERS 

J. S. Cheek 
J. D. Clapp 

A. N. Binford 
J. A. Williams 
W. G. Rakestraw 
J. Harvey White 

R. A. Gilmer (2) 
C. A. Baird 

C. H. Beall 
W. R. W&lker (2) 
R, L. Barnwell 
Jno. W. Hall 
E. D. Vaughn 



C. W. Stanford 



A. M. Scales 
J. C. Cutts 
H. W. W.harton 
W. N. Tate 
S. R. Claytor 
Walter Hill 
R. H. L. Smith 
W. A. Ferguson 
40 



CHURCHES 

Mebane 
Bethel 

Madison 
Pine Hall 
Smyrna 
Graham 

Alamance 
Mt. Airy 

Durham 1st 
Spray 
Piedmont 
Elmira 

Winston-Salem 



Bethlehem 



Greensboro 1st 
Church of , Covenant 
Ch. by Side of Road 
Cross Roads 
Blacknall Memorial 
Hill's Chapel 
Dan. River 
Pine Ridge 



Rev. A. W. Shaw was elected Moderator, and Rev. C. P. 
Coble and Rev. P. H. Gwynn, were elected Temporary Clerks. 

The following hours were fixed for this meeting of Pres- 
bytery : 9 :00 a. m., to 12 :00 m., 2 :00 p. m., to 5 :00 p. m. ; 8 :00 
p. m. to adjourn at will. 

By unanimous vote, the standing rule, suspending busi- 
ness on the afternoon of the second day was set aside and 



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one hour was allowed for committee work. Presbytery to 
resume business at 3 :00 p m. tomorrow, instead of at 2 :00. 

The North Elm St. Church of Greensboro, presented a 
petition asking that its name be changed to "The Church by 
the Side of the Road." The petition was granted and the 
new name entered on the roll of churches. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. 0. G. Jones, 
D. D., till 9:00 o'clock tomorrow morning. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session 

' Wednesday, April 13, 1921. 

Presbytery resumed business at 9 :00 a. ra. Rev. Z. V. 
Robertson conducted the devotional exercises. 

The minutes of last night's session were read and ap- 
proved. 

The following were enrolled and their excuses for tardi- 
ness received : 

Revs. J. S. Kennison, J. S. Foster, D. D., Geo. W. Lee, 
C. E. Hodgin, R. S. Arrowood, E. W. Thompson, W. D. Moss, 
D D., and Elders J. H. Gillie, North Winston church ; R. A. 
Gilmer, Alamance, W. E. Anderson, Westminster; E. F. Hall, 
Reidsville; T. F. Rankin, Speedwell, and W. G. Rakestraw, 
Smyrna. 

The minutes of the intermediate meetings at Wilming- 
ton, N. C, Oct. 27, 1920, and Greensboro, N. C, Feb. 21, 1921, 
were read and approved. 

The following certificates of dismission to this Presby- 
tery were read, that of Robert W. Miles from Concord 
Presbytery, M. E. Hansell from Abingdon Presbytery and 
Ralph S. Carson, from the Presbytery of Kearney, U. S. A. 
Assembly. 



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These brethren were examined according to the Book of 
Church Order, and their examinations being satisfactory, 
they were received and enrolled as members of this Presby- 
tery. 

Wade C. Smith was presented as a candidate seeking to 
enter the Gospel Ministry as an extraordinary case. After 
being examined on experimental religion, motives for seeking 
the Gospel ministry, he was received as a candidate for the 
gospel ministry. 

Application was then made that he be licensed to preach 
the Gospel as an extraordinary case. Letters of commenda- 
tion were read, showing his character and ability to do Chris- 
tian work. 

Candidates under our care, E. C. Murray, Jr., and R. 
L. Berry, glso presented themselves, and applied for licen- 
sure at this meeting of Presbytery. By vote Presbytery en- 
tered into the examination of these brethren with a view to 
granting them license to preach. The college diplomas of 
Candidates Murray and Berry were deemed satisfactory evi- 
dence of their literary attainments, and in view of the unus- 
ual attainments of Wade C. Smith, his examination on the 
college course was not required. 

All these brethren were examined on experimental re- 
ligion and motives for seeking the Gospel ministry. 

The Seminary records of Candidates Murray and Berry 
were accepted as satisfactory evidence of their attainments 
in church history. Wade C. Smith was examined on this sub- 
ject and his examination was sustained. 

All these candidates were examined on theology, church 
government and the sacraments. These examinations were 
sustained as satisfactory parts of trial. 

Presbytery set the following hours to hear the trial ser- 
mons of the candidates : To hear Wade C. Smith at 11 :00 a. 
m. to day ; U. L. Berry at 3 :30 this afternoon, and E. C. Mur- 



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ray. Jr., this evening in connection with the rej^ort on For- 
eign Missions. 

Presbytery then receded from business for five minutes, 
after which it re-assembled and heard the trial sermon of 
Wade C. Smith from the text, Isa. 55 : 10-13. 

The sermon was sustained as satisfactory part of trial. 

The Moderator announced the appointment of the follow- 
ing Standing Committees : 

1. Calls and Supplies — Revs. S. M, Rankin, Z. V. Roberson, W. 
P. McCorkle, and Elders G. L. Williamson and A. M. Scales. 

2. Installations — Revs. H. S. Biadshaw, C. W. Irwin, and Elder 
J. S. Cheek. 

3. Narrative to the Assembly — Rev. E. Frank Lee, and Elders 
R. L. Barnwell and I'. L. Smith. 

4. Minutes of Synod — Rev. W. O. Sample, and Elders S. R. 
Claytor and J. C. Cutts. 

5. Sessional Duties — Rev. Geo. W. Oldham, and Elders J. A. 
Williams and T. S. Neal. 

6. Statistical and Systematic Beneficence — Rev. M. E. Hansell 
and Eldeis E. D. Vaughn and J. Harvey White. 

7 Sessional Records — Rev. N. R. Claytor. 

Section 1. Rev. C. D. Whiteley and Elders J. D. Clapp, F. E. 
Evans, R. H. L. Smith, and J. D. Butler, 

Section 2. Rev. W. S. Milne and Elders Geo. A. Durham, C. W. 
Stanford, J. W. Hall and I. O. Abbott. 

Section 3. Rev. J. H. Smith and Elders E. B. Eldridge, C. J. 
Gate, W. A. Ferguson and Jno. W. Hall. 

8. Nominations — Revs. T. M. McConnell, Donald Mclver, O. G. 
Jones, and Elders H. W. Wharton and C. A. Baird. 

9. Leave of Absence — Rev. G. L. Whiteley, and Elders C. H. 
Field and Jno. M. Neely. 

10. Standing Auditing Committee — Rev. E. N. Caldwell and 
Elders Geo. H. Beall and W. W. Smith. 

11. Resolutions of Thanks — Revs. T. W. Simpson, C. P. Coble, 
and W, N. Tate. 

Presbytery then took recess till 3 :00 p. m. 



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SECOND DAY— Afternoon Session 

Wednesday, April 13, 1921. 
Presbytery resumed business at 3 :00 p. m. 
Rev. J. S. Morrow presented Rev. D. S. Saulters, pastor 
of the colored Baptist church of Madison and Rev. C. W. 
Hug:hes, a colored evangfelist, who were introduced to the 
Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting^ brethren. 

The following motion prevailed : "That Wade C. Smith be 
licensed at this meeting of Presbytery and that a commission 
be appointed to ordain him in the Church by the Side of 
the Road, and install him pastor of that church at such time 
as shall be acceptable to all concerned,- and that the examin- 
ation for ordniation be omitted." 

A petition from the North Wilkesboro church, changing 
the terms of the call of its pastor, was read and referred to 
the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

The following communications were read: 

From Rev. A. R. Bird, of Washington, D. C, concerning 
the religious situation of that city. Referred to the Commit- 
tee on Assembly's Home Missions. 

From the Lord's Day Alliance. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Sabbath and Family Religion. 

From Dr. W. J. Martin, referred to the Committee on 
Schools and Colleges. 

From Rev. R. F. Campbell, D. D., Chairman of Trustees 
of M.ontreat Normal School. Referred to Committee on 
Schools and Colleges. 

From Rev. W. P. Robertson explaining his absence from 
this meeting and asking permission to labor without our 
bcunds until the next stated meeting of Presbytery. The re- 
quest was granted. 

A report from Mr. J. M. Rogers, chairman of Trustees 
of Presbytery, was read, conveying the information that 



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$1250.00 had been left to Orang:e Presbytery by an old col- 
ored man, Maryland Hickerson, in the name of himself and 
his deceased wife, who were members of the colored Presby- 
terian church of Elkin ; that the bequest was with request 
that the proceeds from its investment be used in the interest 
of our mission work in Africa ; that this money was received 
throui^h the hands of Rev. C. W. Robinson, and that this 
money is now on deposit in the savings department of the 
Wachovia Bank and Trust Company, in Winston-Salem, N. 
C, awaiting an opportunity for a safe and more remunerative 
investment. The report was adopted and its contents referr- 
ed to the Presbytery's Committee on Foreign Missions. 

A communication from Rev. J. G. Garth, asking infor- 
mation as to the Presbytery's purpose to organize its Young 
People's work in this Presbytery as suggested by Synod. The 
matter was referred to the committee on that work and the 
Stated Clerk was instructed to write to Mr. Garth, answer- 
ing his question. 

Presbytery took up the order of the da}^, and heard the 
trial sermon of Candidate R. L. Berry, who preached from 
the text, John 12 : 24. The sermon was sustained as satis- 
factory part of trial. 

Rev. C. D. Whiteley presented his resignation as pas- 
tor of the Blacknall Memorial church and requested that the 
pastoral relation be dissolved; the church was heard from 
through its representative, and concurred in the request. 
Presbytery dissolved the relation. 

Rev. R. E. Henderlite, of Albemarle Presbytery, was in- 
troduced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as a correspond- 
ing member. 

Reynolda church asked permission to change the terms 
of its call for its pastor to read, $2000 per year and manse. 
The request was granted and the church commended. 

Calls were read for the pastoral services of the Rev. W. 



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P. McCorkle, as follows: From the Piedmont church for 
four monthly ser^dces at a salary of $500 per year ; from the 
Elmira church for four Sunday services each month at a 
salary of $500 per year, and from the Shiloh church for two 
Sunday services each month at a salary of $100 per year. 
These were referred to the committee on Calls and Supplies. 

A call was also read from the Edgemont church for the 
pastoral services of Rev. Ralph S. Carson, for all his time 
at a salary of $2000 per year. A call from the Church by 
the Side of the Road, for the pastoral services of Wade C. 
Smith, for all his time at a salary of $3600 per year. Both 
these calls were referred to the Committee on Calls and Sup- 
plies. 

Candidate Geo. L. Cooper, was at his request, dismiss- 
ed to the care of Lexington Presbytery. 

Rev. George W. Oldham presented a request that the 
pastoral relation between himself and the Yanceyville, 
Grier's, Bethesda and Pleasant Grove churches be dissolved, 
and that he be granted a certificate of dismission to Wilming- 
ton Presbytery. The churches were heard from, expressing 
their regret at giving up Mr. Oldham, but concurring in his 
request, arid the pastoral relation dissolved and the letter 
granted as requested. 

A communication from Miss Annie Wilson Mebane con- 
cerning religious work in the prisons was read and referred 
to the Committee on Presbytery's Home Missions. 

The Commissioners to the General Assembly were elect- 
ed as follows: 

Principals: Ministers— Rev. T. M. McConnell, D.D., Rev. 
L. T. Wilds, D. I)., and Rev. N. R Claytor. 

Elders— G. W. Denny, J. S. Kuykendall, and D. E. 
Wilkinson. 

Alternates: Ministers — Rev. G. L. Whiteley, Rev. W. 0. 
Sample and Rev. W. S. Milne. 



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Elders— W. G. Smith, A. C. Goodwin, and W. R. Walker. 

Rev. D. H. Scanlon, reported on Women's Work and 
presented the report of the Orange Presbyterial as his re- 
port to Presbytery. It was adopted, and is as follows : 

ANNUAL REPOKT OF WOMAN'S PRESBYTERIAL OF ORANGE 
PRESBYraRY 

No. Churches 44 

No. Members 8,937 

No. Societies 46 

No. Members 2,373 

Increase in membership over last year 333 

Copies Missionary Survey taken 806 

Copies Prayei Calendar taken 246 

Mission Study Classes: Foreign 43 

Mission Study Classes: Home 54 

CONTRIBUTIONS 

Foreign Missions $ 15,919.00 

Assembly's Home Missions * 1,861.00 

Synodical Home Missions 1,751.00 

Presbyterial Home Missions 1,479.00 

Congregational Home Missions 1,060.00 

Christian Education & Ministerial Relief 4,055.00 

Sunday School Extension and Publication 393.00 

Schools and Colleges 3,188.00 

Bible Cause 149.00 

Orphans' Homes 10,583.00 

Miscellaneous Gifts 14,983.00 

Contingent Fund paid for Presbyterial and Synodical-- 559.00 

Total to all Causes $ 55,980.00 

Amount per Capita 24.00 

Total increase compared with last year . $ 20,062.00 

Has your Presbyterial reached the Standard of Excellence? Yes 

D. H. SCANLON, Chairman. 



The Committee on Minutes of the Synod presented its 
report and it was adopted, as follows: 



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Your Committee on Minutes of the Synod would call attention: 

1. To the recommendation of Synod in regard to prison visi- 
tation and work in convict camps, page 423, paragraph 2. 

2. To the recommendation in regard to the need of increased 
workers, page 440, second recommendation. 

3. In regard to family worship, page 460. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

W. O. SAMPLE, 
S. L. CLAYTOE 
JOHN C. CUTTS 

The report of the Auditing Committee was adopted, as 
follows : 

Your auditing committee would report that we have examined 
the accounts and books of Eev. S. M. Eankin, and find all accounts 
correctly kept and vouchers for all disbursements. 

Also we have examined the accounts of Eev. C. E. Hodgin, and 
find them correct. 

It was ordered that the candidates examined today be 
licensed tonight after the sermon of Mr. Murray, if the way 
be clear. 

Recess was taken till 8 :00 p. m. 



SECOND DAY— Evening Session 

Wednesday, April 13, 1921. 
Presbytery resumed business at 8 :00 p. m. 

The standing order for this hour was taken up, and the 
report of the Committee on Foreign Missions was presented 
by the chairman, Rev. E. N. Caldwell. 

The report was received, and pending its adoption, Pres- 
bytery heard the trial sermon for licensure of Candidate E. 
C. Murray, Jr., on the text Gal. 6:14 The report on For- 
eign Missions was then adopted, and is as follows : 



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REPOEI' OF FOREIGN MISSION COMMITTEE. 

Financial Statement — The cost of the woik for the year April 
1, 1920, to March 31, 1921, was $1,270,402.58, whilei the income out 
of which these expenses are met was $1,190,816.34, leaving a deficit 
on the year of $79,586.24. 

The appropriations for the regular work were $1,140,698.43, and 
the regular receipts were $1,061,112,19. The Special Appropriations 
were $129,704.15, these appropriations being made only as the funds 
are received. 

The deficit of $164,622.07 on March 31, 1920, was reduced by 
gain in adjusting 1919-1920 and prior years ' accounts to $163,440.34, 
which with the deficit on this year leaves the deficit, March 31, 1921, 
.$243,026.58. 

The sources of the income shown in comparison with last year 
are as follows: 

1919-20 1920-21 

Churches $ 709,388.39 $ 801.034.77 

Sunday Schools 49,008.17 51,535.52 

Young People's Societies 8,316.48 6,085.25 

Children's Societies 1,074.37 826.15 

Women's Societies 166,253.63 167,718.44 

Men's Societies 11,699.32 14,244.52 

Miscellaneous Donations 91,530.61 111,685.20 



Totals from Living Donors $ 1,037,330.97 $1,153,129.85 

Legacies $ 71,427,.07 $ 27,206.31 

Invested Funds '- 4,074.12 7,090.46 

Other Credits 2,513.34 3,389.72 



Totals $ 1,115,345.50 $1,190,816.34 



Our Trust Funds were increased as follows: 

Endowment Funds, $65,000.00; funds on which the donors re- 
ceived all the income, $7,219.14; Special Annuity Fund, $9,919.08. 
The total amount of Trust Funds is $602,285.61. 

The financial statement enclosed shows that the total receipts 
from living donors were $115,799 more than last year. Had the ex- 
change rate with China been normal, there would have been, accord- 
ing to present information, practically no deficit on this year 's work. 



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The reports from the fields are very encouraging, although our 
Congo Mission had a serious depletion of workers during the year 
and the great revival in Korea started too late to be included in 
this year 's figures. 

The total additions on the field were 4,690. This is 469 more 
than the year before. It is particularly encouraging, with a view 
to the future, to note that the out-stations, or places of regular meet- 
ing, have increased during the year from 1.320 to 1574, the Sabbath 
schools from 1014 to 1142, the schools from 739 to 884, the Sabbath 
school membership from 60,085 to 68,584, the students in day school 
from 26,117 to 29,574, the income from native sources from $290,- 
717 to $307,285. When we remember the internal disorders and dis- 
sensions, resulting from the universal upheaval caused by the war, 
that have marked our larger Mission fields, the above figures of 
growth are gratifying and surprising. | 

The supreme needs of our fields are more missionaries and more 
and better buildings. Among half the millions that people our foreign 
parish we do not average one missionary to 250,000 or one ordained 
man to 750,000. In the last few months there have been a porten- 
tious number of breakdowns in several of our fields, the direct re- 
sult of overwork. The calls that our Missions are now making on 
us for immediate re-enforcements would require 136 new missionaries, 
not counting the wives that most of the men would expect to take 
with them. This need our Church should face in the spirit of more 
earnest prayer and consecration. A new day is upon us and our 
Church is not yet awake to it. 

Our old building accommodations are utterly outgrown. One 
of our Mission schools that in 1919 enrolled 60 boys is today vainly 
seeking suitable room for 190. Another that in 1919 opened with 
170 is today begging funds to provide for 360. Another was com- 
pelled to turn away 90 young women for lack of accommodations. 

Within the last few months our Missions have made a careful 
estimate of the money needed for permanent equipment for the next 
five years in the way of homes, schools, chapels, gospel halls, hoa~ 
pital enlargement, light and heating plants, modern conveyances, 
and the like, such as would equip our Missions to do the work God 
has given them to do among the 34,000,000 assigned them, and the 
sum tctal reported as required is over $2,750,000. If our Church is 
to carry on its foreign mission work it must meet this need at the 
earliest possible moment. The same methods that have secured mil- 
lions for educational endowments should now be employed to prop- 
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The following reconimendatioiis are suggested: 

1. That all our Church agencies heartily promote the Presby- 
terian Progressive Program with a view to securing for benevo- 
lences four and a half million dollars for the year beginning April 1, 
1921. 

2. That classes be organized in all the churches to study Eev. 
E. D. Bedinger 's ''Triumphs of the Gospel in the Congo." 

3. That the Assembly's Seven Year Plan of inissionary educa 
tion in the Sunday schools be again approved. 

4. That the Presbytery use its influence to carry out the rec 
ommendations of nineteen General Assemblies, including the last, 
that individuals, churches, societies, Sunday schools, assume definite 
obligation for definite parts of the foreign mission work, such sup- 
porters to be kept in touch with the progress of the w^ork by letters^ 
at least cpiarterly, written from the field, this system of living 
links" between the home sup])()rters and the work abroad having 
proved itself in all denominations a powerful means of sustaining 
and deepening the home churches' foreign mission interest and zeal. 

5. That the present desperate need of missionary doctors, and, 
in hardly less degree, of missionary nurses, be voiced from our pul- 
pits and made a special subject of prayer among our people. 

Oran^jc Presbytery's Report — As to our Presbytery's report, out 
of ttie 88 chuiches to make returns, figures so far received total at 
present $69,464.00, as against the report of last year for $63,247.00 
(of which amount $25,000.00 does not occur on the printed report). 

In regard to the bequest of $1,250.00 by Maryland Hickerson, 
we recommend that the Wachovia Bank and Trust Company be au 
thorized by Presbytery acting through Trustee Mr. J. M. Rogers, to 
forward the bequest to Mr. Edwin F. Willis, treasurer of the South- 
ern Presbyterian Church, to be invested by him according to the 
terms of the bequest. 

E. N. CADDWELL, 
C W. ROBINSON. 

The sermon of Candidate Murray was sustained as sat-- 
isfactory part of trial. 

The committee on the popular lectures, thesis and ex- 
egesis of the candidates, Murray and Berry, reported these 
as satisfactory and the report was adopted. 



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On motion the examinations of the candidates, Smith, 
Berry and Murray, were sustained as a whole, and Presby- 
tery proceeded to license them to preach the gospel. The 
constitutional questions were propounded by the Moderator, 
and answered in the affirmative. Rev. D. T. Craig, D. D., led 
the Presbytery in prayer for God's blessing upon them and 
Robert L. Berry, Edward C. Murray, Jr., and Wade C. 
Smith, as an extraordinary case, were duly licensed to preach 
the gospel as probationers. Certificates of licensure were is- 
sued to these brethren by the Stated Clerk, who also present- 
ed each of them with a copy of the Scriptures in the name of 
the Presbytery and deliver-ed to them an impressive charge. 

On motion the place of next meeting was taken up. Rev. 
E. Frank Lee presented the invitation of Buffalo church to 
hold the Fall meeting with that church. Wade C. Smith 
presented a similar invitation for the Church by the Side of 
Road. Rev. G. L. Whiteley likewise presented the invitation 
of the Springwood church and Rev. E. Wayne Thompson for 
the Jefferson church. The invitation of the Buffalo church 
was, by a majority vote, accepted and the vote finally made 
unanimous. The time was fixed, Sept. 20, 1921, at 8 :00 p. m. 

The report of the Committee on Sessional Records was 
adopted, as follows: (Note— No written report came into 
the hands of the Stated Clerk. The Session Books will show 
if approved or exceptions taken, written in them.)— Stated 
Clerk. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin, the Treasurer of Presbytery, submit- 
ted his report and also the report of the permanent auditing 
committee, which was adopted, as follows: 



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TREASUEER'S REPORT 



From April 1st, 1920 to April 1st, 1921. 





Ba anct; 
Apr ' '20 


1 

t^erprP s 


i' hiirspfTf n's 1 


Bdlar (. 
Apr t,'?1 


Fo'/cign Missions 




$fo;557l2 


$10,557.42 1 


Assembly 's Home Mis. 




6,668.37 


6,668.37 1 


O 1 • ITT H T • ■ 

oynodical Home Missions 




4,906.98 


4,906.98 


Presbvteiial Home Missions 




7,647.32 


7,647.32| 


Chr. Ed. & Ministerial Relief 




4,424.26 


4,424.26 1 


Orphans' Home 




2,261.58 


2,261.58 


Schools and Colleges 




4,082.45 


4,082.45 


Sabbath School Extension 




1,766.52 


1,766.52 


Bible Cause 




587.08 


587.081 


Assembly 's Iraining School 




401.32 


401.32 




French and Belgium Relief 




3.10 


3.10 




Presbvterial Fund 


4.08 


1,258.55 


1,252.57 


10.06 


Miscellaneous 




873.50 


873.50 




Totals 


$4.08 


$45,438.45 


$45,432,471 $10.06 



Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Treas. 



We have audited the Treasurer's books and Annual Report and 
find the books neatly and accurately kept and vouchers present for 
all disbursements except for two remittances for which there has 
not been time for the vouchers to be returned. We find the Annual 
Report correct and the balance, $10.06, agrees Avith the bank balance 
after allowing for the two checks that are out. 

E. F. DAVIS, 

W. T. SHARPE, Auditing Com. 
Greensboro, N. C, April 11, 1921. 

The roll of the churches that had not paid their Presby- 
terial Tax was called and the treasurer was instructed to 
write to each one of them reminding them that they are in 
arrears and that the Presbytery expects each one of the 
churches to pay its assesment for this cause. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. P. H. Gwynn 
till tomorrow at 9 :00 a. m. 



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THIRD DAY— Morning Session 

Thursday, April 14, 9 :00 a. ni. 

Presbytery met and resumed business. Devotional ex- 
ercises were conducted by Wade C. Smith. Minutes of yes- 
terday's sessions were read and approved. 

Elder W. R. Walker of the Spray church was enrolled, 
and gave his excuse for tardiness. 

Rev. L. T. Wilds, D. D., submitted the following report 
on Young People's Societies, which was adopted with its rec- 
ommendation : 

The Committee on Young People's Work submits the following 
report : 

Number of Societies reported, Young People's, 38; Men & Boys', 1. 
Total membership, Young People's 1,010; Men and Boys', 33. 



Benevolent Contributions: 

Foreign Missions $177,00 

Assembly Home Missions 33.00 

Synod's Home Missions 15.00 

Presbytery's Home Missions 22.00 

Congregational Home Missions — 13.00 

Christian Education and Ministerial Belief 181.00 

Sunday School Extension and Publication 7.00 

Educational Institutions 80.00 

Bible Cause 2,00 

Orphans' Homes 59,00 

Current Expenses and Contingent Fees 238,00 

Miscellaneous Contributions ^ 589.00 



Total for all purposes $1,416.00 



It is a matter to be deplored that one-half of the churches re- 
port no society for their young people, and therefore are failing to 
develop and train them for leadership in the work and worship o? 
th<^ church. We call the attention of the Presbytery to the Synod's 
Conference for Young People to be held at Peace Institute, May 31 — 
June 7. 

We recommend that the forming of a Presbytery's organiza- 
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of 1920 be referred to Orange Presbyterial, with full authority to 
act thereupon, and with such eo-operation of the Presbytery as may 
be advisable. 

Eespectf ully submiti ed, 

L. T. WdLDS, Chairman. 

The committee on Schools and Colleges made a report, 
which was adopted, and the following resolntion with regard 
to Flora McDonald College, was adopted : 

Eesolved : 

That Orange Presbytery authorizes the Trustees of Flora Mae- 
Donald College to undertake the raising of the sum of One Million 
Dollars for that Institution at such time and by such methods as 
tnem may seem best, and that this sum, or any part of it. shall 
be applied to the needs of the Institution as, in the judgment of the 
Board of Trustees, may seem wisest. 

The committee on Statistics of the Presbytery, submitted 
a report which was adopted, subject to correction by the 
Stated Clerk. (See Appendix). 

The committee on Calls and Supplies reported and 
adopted, as follows: 

Your committee on Calls and Supplies would report as follows: 

The Church by the Side of the Eoad calJs Mr. Wade C. Smith 
at a salary of $3 600.00. The call is found in order and we recom- 
mend that it be placed in Brother Smith's hands. 

The Edgemont church calls Eev. Ealph S. Carson at a salary of 
$2,000.00. This call is found in order and we recommend that it be 
placed in Brother Carson's hands. 

The churches of Piedmont, Elmira and Shiloh calls Dr. W. P. 
McCorkle — Piedmont for four services per month at a salary of $500, 
Elmira for four services per month at a salary of $500, and Shiloh 
for two services per month at a salary of $100. These calls are 
found in order, and we recommend that they be placed in Dr. Mc- 
Corkle 's hands. 

The North Wilkesboro church requests permission to change the 
terms of its call to Eev. C. W. Eobinson from three-fourths of his 
time to all of his time, and from a salary of $1,500.00 to $2,000.00 
We reeommerd that the request be granted. 



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The Mebane church asks permission to change the terms of its 
call to Rev. A. W. Shaw from $1,200.00 to $1,800.00. We recommend 
that the request be granted. 

The Mt. Airy church requests permission to change its call to 
Rev. Z. V. Robertson for $1,500.00 and house to $2,100.00 without a 
house. We recommend that the request be granted. 

The Asheboro church calls Dr. T. M. McConnell as stated supply 
for half of his time at a salary of $750.00. We recommend that the 
call be approved. 

The Speedwell church calls Dr. D. I. Craig as stated supply for 
two afternoon services per month at a salary of $150.0.0. We rec- 
ommend that their call be approved. 

The churclie,s of Hawfield, Bethlehem, Bethany and Saxapahaw 
jointly calls Rev. M. E. Hansell. Hawfields for one-half of his time 
at a salary of $900.00; Bethlehem for two services per month at a 
salary of $400.00; Bethany for two services per month at a salary 
of $200.00, and Saxapahaw for two services per month at a salary of 
$300.00. We find these calls in order and recommend that they be 
placed in the hands of Brother Hansell. 

S. M. RANKIN, 

Z. V. ROBERTSON, 

GEO. L. WILLIAMSON, Com. 

The report of the Permanent Committee on Systematic 
Beneficence, was adopted, as follows : 

Your permanent Committee on Systematic Beneficence and Ap- 
portionments, would submit their report, as follows: 

The past year was one of the best in the history of the Presby- 
tery in point of contributions to the approved causes of the church. 
The eighty-eight churches of the Presbytery was apportioned $13?,- 
602. Only 70 church reports are in hand at this meeting and these 
70 rcpoits show a total contribution of $280,559.00 to the benevolent 
causes. This is $145,957.00 more than the apportionments. Based 
on the total resident membership for 1920, and not accounting for 
contributions made by the 18 churches whose reports have not been 
sent in, this is a per capita gift of $36.66. 

Reports from 29 of the eighty-eight churches of the Presbytery 
show that in the Every-Member-Canvass $120,243.00 have been pledg- 
ed for the coming year. There are 59 churches to be heard from fof 
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show a sufficient amount to assure us of the additionnl $37,842.00 to 
cover our apportionment for 1921-1922. 

It is encouraging to notice that sixteen of the churches report 
247 tithers among their membership. Durham First church reports 
eighty-five, Buffalo fifty, Westminster thirty.six, Springwood twenty, 
Madison and North Winston fifteen each. Others of the sixteen re- 
port from one to seven. 

(See Table of Apportionments in the Appendix). 

T. W. SIMPSON, Chairman. 

The committee on Nominations made its report which 
was adopted : 

The Committee on Nominations reports, recommending the fol- 
lowing changes: 

J. Harvey White to fill the vacancy in the Trustees of Presby- 
tery occasioned by the death of L. Banks Holt, and A. W. McAlister 
to fill the place of G. W. Watts in the Trustees of Davidson College. 

Local Home Missions Committee — Revs. S. M. Rankin, C. P. Co- 
ble, C. E. Hodgin, H. S. Bradshaw, J. S. Poster, Wade C. Smith, and 
Elders E. P. Wharton, A. M. Seniles, G. W. Denny, C. M. Norfleet, 
J. S. Kuykendall. 

AssembljT^'s Home Missions — Revs. O. G. Jones, C. F. Myers, R. 
S. Arrowood, and Elder R. G. Vaughn. 

Foreign Missions — Revs. D. H. Scanlon, C. W. Robinson, and 
Elders E. J. Davis, and R. W. Scott. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Revs. C. E. Hodgin, 
A. W. Shaw, W. S. Milne, and Dr. W. C. Smith. 

Publication and Sabbath School Extension — Revs. R. S. Arro- 
wood, C. D. AVhiteley, R. S. Carson, and Elder S. Strudwick. 

Bible Cause— Rev. W. O. Sample, H. C. Crowell and Geo. H. Beall. 

Orphans' Home— Revs. R. M. Williams, J. H. Smith, G. L. White- 
ley, and Elders E. L. Anderson, T. R. Foust.- 

Synodical Schools and Colleges — ^Revs. D. Mclver, T. W. Simp- 
son and Elder J. Harvey White. 

Woman's Work — Revs. E. Frank Lee, R. W. Miles, and Elder 
J . R. Brown. 



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Young People's Societies — Eevs. L. T. Wilds, W. B. Goebel, Z. 
V. Robersoii and G. Wt Lee. 

Systematic Beneficence — Revs. E. N. Caldwell, M. E. Hansell, 
and the Chairmen of the Executive Committees. 

Printed Minutes — Revs. C. W. Irwin, J. S. Kennison, and Elder 
W. F. Carter. 

EXAMINING COMMITTEES 

Latin and Greek Exegesis — Revs. C. E. Hodgin, M. E. Hansell, 
and Elder W. F. Carter. 

Greek, Hebrew and Logic — Revs. W. D. Moss, L. T. Wilds and 
R. W. Miles. 

Mathematics and Sciences — Revs. C. W. Robinson, R. M. Wil- 
liams and J. H. Smith. 

Mental and Moral Philosophy — Revs. C. F. Myers, W. O. Sam- 
ple, P. H. Gwynn. 

Theology — Revs. D. I. Craig, C. W. Robinson, H. S. Bradshaw, 
C. P. Coble, S. M. Rankin. 

Church History — Revs. N. R. Claytor, D. Mclver, D. H. Scanlon. 

Church Government and Sacraments — Revs. T. M. McConnell, 
O. G. Jones, J. S. Foster. 

T. M. McCONNELL, 
O. G. JONES, 
. D. McIVER, 

H. W. WHARTON, 

C. A. BAIRD, Committee. 

Rev. S. M. Rankin read the report on Presbytery's Home 
Missions, which was adopted, and is as follows: 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF PRESBYTERIAL 
HOME MISSIONS 

In most respects we have the best report within the history of 
the work, for which we reverently thank our kind Heavenly Father, 
We have had 12 men in our fields. They have done faithful work 
on comparatively small salaries. These pastors and local evangelists 
have served 30 churches and 10 mission points. They report 180 



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professions and 168 additions. There are 27 Sunday Schools with a 
total enrollment of 1,514. These Home Mission churches have con- 
tributed $6,051.00 toward self-support, and $5,212.00 to congregation- 
al expenses, and $5,276.00 to the benevolent causes; making a grand 
total of $16,539.00. 

We are enlarging the work in many places. A young man from 
the Seminary has been secured to assist Rev. E. Wayne Thompson 
in Ashe county for the summer, and we are expecting to follow the 
arrangement with another permanent worker in the county. 

Mr. A. A. Finnie has been secured to assist Eev. C. W. Erwin 
in the Sunday School work of Alleghany county. It is our plan to 
use the boys and girls of the Glade Valley School in organizing and 
conducting Sunday Schools in many parts of the county, and Mr. 
Finnie is to be the general superintendent of this work. 

The Little River group has been divided, and Rev. R. E. Hen- 
derlite has been secured for Little River and South Lowell. Pres- 
bytery will have to supplement the salary at this place. 

The other group, consisting of Efland, Fairfield, Eno, and North 
Eno, has called Rev. E. D. Whiteley. These four small churches 
have actually raised $1,800.00 on salary. Their liberality is most 
heartily commended, 

OUR FIELDS 

1. __Ashe County. Rev. E. Wayne Thompson is doing faithful 
work here, and is securing good results. He reports 23 professions 
and 8 additions. His churches have given over $300.00 to the be. 
nevolent causes, which is more than their full apportionment. The 
Jefferson and Obids buildings have been repaired. We have arrang- 
ed with Mr. R. H. Stone, a candidate for the ministry under the 
care of our Presbytery, to work with Mr. ITiompson during the sum- 
mer. 

2. Alleghany County. Rev. C. W. Erwin brings good reports 
from this county. The number of professions is 35, and 25 addi- 
tions. Mr. Finnie began his Sunday School work in the county the 
first of March. We pay one-fourth of his salary and the Richmona 
Committee pays three-fourths. 

3. Elkin-Wikesboro. This group has not been successful in se- 
curing a pastor, but it has not been vacant. Rev. C. W. Robinson 
of North Wilkesboro has continued to preach at both points. 

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yet, but he has made a good start. He reports 40 professions and 
40 additions. 

5. Danbury Group. This field has been vacant. We have ar- 
ranged with Mr. B. L. Bowman, of Union Seminary to labor here 
during the summer. 

6. Leaksville Group. Mr. Norman P. Farrior, of Union Sem. 
inary was secured for this group last summer. The churches were 
pleased with him and had him to continue to supply them from the 
Seminary during the year. He will be with them again during this 
summer. 

7. Caswell Group. Kev. Geo. W. Oldham who has served here 
acceptably for eight years, resigns at this meeting of Presbytery. 
The people are loath to give him up. He reports for the year 14 
professions and 15 additions 

8. Milton Group. Eev. N. E. Claytor is very much interested 
in his work and continues to grow in favor with the people. Since 
he has been in charge Eed House and Gilead have erected new build- 
ings and he is now having the Milton building remodeled and beau- 
tified. 

9. Cross-Roads — Stony Creek. These churches have not yet 
secured a pastor, but they are not without preaching. Eev. A. W. 
Shaw of Mebane is giving Cross Eoads two afternoon services per 
month and Eev. D. Mclver of Burlington is preaching for Stony 
Creek. 

10. Elmira-Piedmont-Shiloh. Dr. W. P. McCorkle is supplying 
this group. He reports 5 confessions and 12 additions. Shiloh has 
secured a lot and is now beginning the erection of a building. 

11. Trolinwood. Eev. E. N. Caldwell/ pastor at Graham, has 
agreed to continue to supply here without financial assistance from 
us. 

12. Roxboro Group Eev. W. O. sample is in charge of this 
church and the mission work in Person county. He gives one-half 
of his time to each. The Eoxboro church has erected a nice new 
seven-room manse, 

13. Little River.South Lowell. Eev. E. E. Henderlite has 
been secured for this group. He began work here the 10th of De- 
cember. As soon as he can get his letter of transfer of membership 
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14. Asheboro. Dr. T. M. McConnell continues to supply this 
church, but nt present without financial assistance from us. A part 
of the church lot has been sold and a new church building is now 
being erected. 

15. ThomasviUe^Dacotah. These churches are making good 
progress under Eev. J. H. Smith. He reports 22 professions and 12 
additions. 

You see from this review that all of our Home Mission fields 
except Danbury are actually supplied with preaching; and we have 
arranged to have Danbury supplied during the summer. 

FINANCIAL 

For the first time in fourteen years we have not had to borrow 
money to meet our monthly obligations. 'Wje most sincerely thank 
the churches, societies and individuals who have helped to make 
this possible. 

In the past we have not been able to do the agressive work we 
wished to because we did not have the necessary money. With this 
increased liberality on the part of the churches we can enlai-ge our 
home mission wo^'k, and this we are now doing. 

Statement of Eev. S. M. Kankin, Treasurer, in account with 
Home Mission funds from April 1920, to April 12, 1921: 



Debits 

To amount on hands, April 20, 1920 $ 1,052.96 

To amount from Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Treasurer 7,647..'?2 



Total $ 8,700.28 

Credits 

By amount to pastors and evangelists $ 5,860.49 

By amount to repairing Jefferson building 150.00 

By amount to paint Obids building 25.00 

By amount to Stone & Co., for stationery 10.50 

By amount to Expense account 82.96 



Total > $ 6,128.95 

Leaving to our credit in Am. Ex. Nat. Bank $ 2,571.33 

RECOMMENDATIONS 



1. That we continue to emphasize evangelism and personal 
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the entire membership of every church to doing more active per- 
sonal work for the salvation of souls. 

2. Four small mission churches — oiamely: Shiloh, South Lowell, 
Hurdle Mills, and Irving Memorial, have been unable to erect build- 
ings because of the special financial conditions of the country. There 
is also needed a building for the mission work at North Spray. We 
recommend that $500.00 be given to each of these places to assist 
in the erection of church buildings. 

3. Eealizing that all our men have been receiving salaries en- 
tirely too small, we recommend that each one, except the superin- 
tendent, be given a check for 20 per cent of the amount we have 
paid them during the year. 

That the following apportionments be made for the year, sub- 
ject to change by the Committee as conditions may demand: 



1. Ashe County 440.00 

2. Alleghany County 675.00 

3. Stokes Group 480.00 

4. Caswell Group 150.00 

5. Milton Group 300.00 

6. Cross Eoads_Stony Creek 150.00 

7. Eoxboro Field 360.00 

8. Elmira Group 300.00 

9. Thomasville ^ 200.00 

10. Leaksville Group 450.00 

11. Elkin-Wilkesboro 500.00 

12. Danbury Group 750.00 

13. Little Eiver-South Lowell 400.00 

14. Sunday School Worker 300.00 



I'hat the following appointments be made for evangelistic meet- 
ings: 

Asheboro — Eev. Donald Mclver; Asbury — Eev. Geo. W. Lee; 
B'ethesda— Eev. W. Boyd Goebel; Bethel Chapel— Eev. E. Frank Lee, 
Cross Eoads — Dr. D. H. Scanlon; Decotah — Eev. J. W. Clegg; Da- 
Lane — Eev. E. Wayne Thompson; Danbury — Eev. E. M. Williams; 
Dan Eiver — Eev. C. P. Coble; Ebenezer — Mr. E. H. Stone; Efland — 
Eev. E. S. Arrowood; Elkin — Eev. Leonard Gill; Elmira — Eev. C. 
Connor Brown; Eno — E v. M. E. Hansell; Fairfield — Eev. W. S. 
Milne; Gilead— Eev. E. N. Caldwell; Glade Valley— Dr. J. S. Foster; 
Griers— Eev. H. S. Bradshaw; Hills— Eev. T. W. Simpson; Hurdle 
Mills — Eev. Wm. Black; Irving Memorial — Eev. C. E. Hodgin; Jef- 



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feison— Rev. Wm. Black; Little River— Dr. T. M. McConnell; North 
Eno — Rev. G. L. Whiteley; North Spray — Rev. W. O. Sample; Obids — 
Rev. C. W. Erwin; Pine Hall — Rev. N. R. Claytor; Pine Ridge— Rev. 
Z. V. Robertson; Piedmont — Dr. C. F. Myers; Pleasant Grove — Rev. 
J. S. Kennison; Red House — Rev. A. W. Shaw; Rocky Ridge— ^Re v. S. 
M. Rankin; Roxboro — Dr. O. G. Jones; Sandy Ridge— Rev. R. L. 
Berry; Shiloh — Rev. J. H. Smith; Symrna — Rev. R. E. Henderlite; 
South Lowell — Rev. C. Connor Brown; Stony Creek — Rev. C. W. 
Robinson; Sparta— Rev. L. T. Wilds; Stoneville— Rev. Robert Miles; 
Thomasville — Dr. W'^ D. Moss; Wilkesboro — Rev. S. M. Rankin; Yan- 
ceyville — Rev. C. D. Whiteley. 

S. M. RANKIN, Chairman. 

Tabulated report of Rev. S. M. Rankin, Superintendent of Pres- 
byterial Home Missions, April 24, 1921 : 

In prosecuting this work during the year I have traveled 2,215 
miles; have visited 42 churches and mission points; have preached 
81 times; made 10 addresses; held 16 congregational meetings; and 
11 officer's meetings; attended 13 Board and Committee meetings; 
held 3 evangelistic meetings in which there were 19 professions and 
20 additions; have written 525 letters; collected for Glade Valley 
and Home Missions $925, and assisted in raising $3,635.00 on salaries 
for pastors and other local church work; have been instrumental in 
locating four jjastors. Because of sickness in my home and of my- 
self, this has been the hardest year of my work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. M. RANKIN. 

A report of Rev. A. W. Crawford, Syiiodical Superin- 
tendent, of the work of the Synod's Committee on Home 
Missions in Orange Presbytery, was read and adopted : 

REPORT OF THE HOME MISSION COMMITTEE 

In the year the Synod 's Committee has aided in the support of 
the following men in the local fields of the Presbytery — Rev. Messrs. 
C. W. Erwin, E. W. Iliompson, W. O. Sample, R. L. Berry. These 
men supplied 13 of the weak churches of the Presbytery and 9 other 
mission stations. They report 59 additions to their churches upon 
profession of faith and 18 by letter and the organization of six new 
Sunday Schools. 

The Evangelists of the Synod held 13 meetings in the Presby- 
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Ecv. William Black — Dan Eiver; Kev. O. G, Jones — Asheboro, 
Saxapahaw, Little Eiver, Jefferson, Glade Valley, Stoneville; Eev. 
G. C. Brown — Thomasville; Eev. Leonard Gill — Madison, Glenwood, 
Mebane; Eev. D. K. Walthall — Sparta; Eev. G. F. Eobertson-^Hills. 

In these meetings 90 persons were added to the churches upon 
profession of faith and 5 by letter. 

In all, through the work of the men in the local fields and the 
Evangelists, 101 were added upon profession and 23 by letter. 

The Synod 's Committee expended in the work in the Presby- 
tery $4,290.50. 

Appropriations made for the Elkin, Leaksville and Danbury 
fields to the amount of $1,596.00 were not called for. 

The Committee has received in contributions from the churches 
of the Presbytery $7,475.13. 

We would call, at this time, the especial attention of the Pres- 
bytery to the action of the last Synod upon work among prisoners 
(See minutes of Synod 1920, pages 423, 424) namely: 

That ui>on all pastors in county seats and in reach of convict 
camps the burden and responsibility of this work be laid. ■ 

That they be called upon to visit them in prison, to hold relig- 
ious services for them and to do all in their power to carry to them 
in their need the Gospel of Christ, remembering that from his own 
lips came the words "1 was in prison and ye came unto Me." 

That our pastors in county seats be called upon in the Fall Nar- 
rative for Synod to report on this work, 

Eespectfully submitted in behalf of the Home Mission Commit- 
tee of the Synod. 

A. W^ CEAWFOED, Chairman. 

The Presbytery adopted the followinji^ report of Rev. C. 
E. Hodigin on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: 

EEPOET OF COMMITTEE OF CHEISTIAN EDUCATION AND 
MINISTEEIAL EELIEF 

Financial — The receipts for this cause for the past year were 
as follows: For Christian Education and Ministerial Eelief (ex- 
cept the Endowment Fund and Life Annuity Fund) $241,728.45 as 
against $223,508.81 for the previous year — an increaao of $18,219.6i. 



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For the Eiulowment Fund of Ministerial Belief, $695,755.02 as against 
$51,664.68 last year— an increase of $644,090.34. For the Life Annu- 
ity Fund $29,700.00, an increase of $21,263.95 over the previous 
year. The total increase in receipts, $683,573.93. 

The larger part of this increase is due to the special offerings 
during the past year for the p]ndowment Fund of Ministerial Belief. 
The church made a noble response to the liberal offer of Mr. C. E. 
Graham. Instead of contributing only $400,000.00 required to meet 
his offer of $200,000, the contributions amounted to $529,678.00 in 
cash and $101,571.00 in pledges, payable on or before Jan. 1, 1922. 
The Giaham Building is now in possession of our Executive Commit- 
tee, and its income will enable the Church to provide more adequate- 
ly for our aged and infirm ministers and the needy widows and or- 
phans of deceased ministers. 

The contributions of Orange Presbytery for the past year were 
as follows: For the annual fund of Christian Education and Minis- 
terial Belief $3,598.28; for the Student Loan Fund $1,639.18; for the 
Endowment Fund $7,295.27. Total $12,532.73. This shows an in- 
crease for the Presbytery of $9,156.28 over the total of the previous 
year. While this larger increase is very gratifying, yet a smaller 
number of churches than usual contributed thoir full apportionments 
to the annual fund. |^ot counting the special gifts to the Endow- 
ment Fund, oJily seven churches of this Presbytery paid in full, or 
overpaid, their apportionments, viz: Asheboro, Buffalo, Ebenezer, 
Church by the Side of the Boad, Jefferson, Obids and Beynolda. 

The number of candidates for the ministry and mission service 
is 427. The number aided by loans from our Executive Committee 
is 198, and the amount loaned $26,023.50. Since the war the names 
of 36 candidates in 27 Presbyteries have been dropped from the roll 
of candidates. Orange Presbytery now has 12 candidates, 6 of whom 
received loans from our Executive Committee to the amount of $640.- 
00 and one of them also received a loan of $100.00 from the Mary I. 
Smith Loan Fund. We lost one candidate since the last meeting of 
Presbytery by death. Mr. Lacy I. Ingle, who was a senior at Elon 
College, died January 31, 1921. 

The total amount appropriated from the funds of Ministerial 
Belief during the year was $92,977.33, distributed as follows: To 111 
ministers $43,419.50, to 172 widows $45,957.85, and to 26 orphans 
$3,600.00. Mrs. B. L. Beall has renewed her application for $250.00 
for the coming year, and we recommend its approval. 

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368.18, the total amount of the fund now being $139,825.00, There 
are now 154 scholarships of from $400.00 to $1,600.00 each held in 
this Fund. Of these 17 are ''Gold Star" .memorials. The C. E. 
Society of the First Church of Greensboro contributed $803.63 to 
this Fund during the year, and the First church of Durham, through 
the Sabbath School and Woman 's Auxiliary contributed $750.00. 
These were the only large gifts from this Presbytery to the Fund 
during the past year. 

One loan of $100.00 was made from the Mary I. Smith Loan 
Fund during the year. The amount of the Fund now on hand $766, _ 
14. 

We recommend that the Student Loan Fund be kept before our 
churches and Young People 's Societies. The Assembly requests that 
this Student Loan Fund be increased at once to $250,000.00. 

We recommend also that our pastors and sessions be requested 
to keep constantly before our young people the claims of the minis- 
try and mission service. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman. 

The following resolution was adopted : 

That the trial for ordination of Licentiate R. L. Berry 
be omitted and that a commission be appointed to ordain him 
as an evangelist, the commission to consist of Rev. Z. V. Rob- 
erson, Rev. Geo. W. Lee, Rev. R. S. Arrowood and Elder W. 
F. Carter. 

Rev. 0. G. Jones, D. D., submitted the report on As- 
sembly's Plome Missions, which was adopted: 

Your committee on Home Missions and Evangelism submits the 
following report: 

The work of our Assembly's Home Mission Committee is one of 
unparalleled responsibility and gravest importance. 

The work represents eight-in-one — one committee looking after 
eight divisions, any one of which is sufficient in importance to jus- 
tify the existence of the committee and to tax its executive powers. 

Year by year the work of the committee has been enlarged un- 
til now there are included in its ministrations the Indians, moun- 
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which comes daily — the fostering care of all the weak and strug- 
gling churches throughout our bounds, together with the responsibili- 
ty of the evangelization of all sections of our country. Orange Pres- 
bytery received $900,00 from this committee. 

There are some striking facts in regard to our frontier work. 
One-tenth of the entire Mexican nation has come into the United 
States in the last twenty years — 1,600,000 people! It is estimated 
that half this number are in the* State of Texas. 

One Superintendent states that there is need of one thousand 
Protestant Mexican churches in Texas, whereas we have only twenty- 
nine. But even with 29 churches we have wonderful possibilities if 
they are properly supported, as there are connected with these 
churches about 100 out-stations. There are 250 towns and villages 
in Texas without any protestant work. 

We would also call especial attention to our colored work. 

In obedience to the request of this Presbytery, the Synod of 
North Carolina has led the other Synods in planning for aggressive 
work among the colored people and it is the plan to place a colored 
evangelist in the field as soon as a suitable man can be secured. Each 
of our present general evangelists is requested to hold at least one 
meeting for colored people during their Synodical year. 

We believe a singular awakening will occur in the other Synods 
and in this way the Assembly 's work will be greatly strengthened. 

To meet the call for trained colored workers, it will be neces- 
sary to better equip Stillman Institute at Tuscaloosa. Because of 
poor equipment and inadequate facilities we lose many students, all 
of whom we need in order to supply the leadership for colored 
churches and mission points. 

Our Committee has joined with our brethren of the II. S. A. 
church in opening a very successful mission among the Jews in Bal- 
timore and it seems that there never was a time since the days of 
the apostles when so many Jews were open to the truth about Jesus, 
the Christ. 

Our Committee is limited only for lack of funds with which to 
carry forward the great work before them. Young people are vol- 
unteering for life service— ^saying "Here am I, send me!" From 
recent statements the calls for help have exceeded the amounts from 
the churches over $200,000.00. 

We would recommend that each pastor bring the facts before 
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women and young people be encouraged to give publicity to the 
facts concerning our Home Mission work by means of pageants and 
other suitable entertainments. 

And thai always we pray that God would bless our land and 
make it truly a nation whose God is the Lord. 

O. G. JONES, Chairman. 

The report of the Committee on Installations was adopt- 
ed, as follows: 

Your Committee would report as follows: 

1. To install Eev. J. S. Foster, D. D., pastor of Winston-Salem 
First church, April 17, at 11:00 a. m.: Eev. T. M. McConnell, D. D., 
to preside, preach and propound the constitutional questions: Eev. 
T. W, Simpson to charge the pastor and Eev. Geo. W. Lee to charge 
the people. Elder E. L. Anderson to complete the commission. 

2. A commission to ordain Licentiate Wade C. Smith and install 
him as pastor at the Church by the Side of the Eoad, April 22, 1921, 
at 8:00 p. m.; Eev. T. M. McConnell, D. D., to preside and propound 
the constitutional questions; Eev. C. F. Myers, D. D., to preach; 
Eev. O. G. Jones, D. D., to charge the pastor and Dr. W. C. Smith 
to charge the people. 

3. To install Eev. E. S. Carson as pastor of the Edgemont 
church, Durham, May 11, at 8:00 p. m.; Eev. H. S. B'radshaw to pre- 
side, preach and propound the constitutional questions; Eev. D. H. 
Scanlon, to charge the pastor and Euling Elder G. F. Warren to 
charge the people. 

4. To install Eev. M. E. Hansell as pastor at Bethlehem at 11: 
00 a. m., on the fifth Sabbath in May; Eev. 0. G, Jones, D. D., to 
preside and preach; Eev. W. D. Moss, D. D., to charge the pastor 
and Euling Elder E. W. Scott to charge the people. At Saxapahaw, 
at 8:00 p. m. of the same day, the same commission with the parts 
of the ministers reversed. 

At Hawfields, the First Sabbath in June at 11:00 a. m.; Eev. 
C. E. Myers, D. D., to preside, preach and propound the constitution- 
al questions; Eev, A. W. Shaw to charge the pastor, and Eev. Wade 
C. Smith to charge the people. At Bethany at 8:00 p. m., of the 
same day, the commission to arrange among themselves as to their 
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3. To install Eev. W. P. McCorkle at Piedmont, 8hiloh and El- 
mira. Time, fifth Sunday in May. Commission — Rev. Donald Mc- 
Iver, Rev. S. M. Rankin and Rev. E. N. Caldwell, and Elders J. H. 
White and R. L. Barnwell. 

At Piedmont at 11:00 a. m., Mclver to preside, preach and pro- 
pound the constitutional questions, Rankin to charge the pastor and 
J. H. White to charge the people. At Shiloh 3:00 p. m., Rankin to 
preside, preach and propound the constitutional questions, Mclver 
to charge the pastor and Caldwell to charge the people. 

At Elmira, 8:00 p. m.; Caldwell to preside, preach and propound 
the consNtutional questions; Mclver to charge the pastor and R. 
L. Barnwell to charge the people. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. S. BRADSHAW, 
C. W. IRWIN, 
J. S. CHEEK. 

The report of committee on Orphans' Home was read 
by Rev. E. N. Caldwell, as follows: 

The report from the Superintendent of the Orphans' Home at 
Barium Springs shows that there are 19 churches in this Presbytery 
that have contributed nothing to this cause this year, and that 31 
have not met their apportionments. The report also shows that 69 
churches have contributed very liberally and have more than met 
the apportionment for this Presbytery. All churches were urged to 
meet their apportionment in full, and all Sunday Schools are asked 
to give one Sunday in each month to this cause. The report shows 
that contributions have been as follows: 



From Churches $ 7,317.55 

Sabbath Schools 2,449.14 

Societies 1,266.76 

Individuals 408.00 



Total $ 11,441.45 



The report was adopted. 

Rev. E. Frank Lee reported on the Narrative. The re- 
port was adopted and in condensed form sent np to the As- 
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EEPOKT OT' PRESBYTERY'S COMMITTEE ON NARRATIVE 
TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

Your committee on Narrative would submit their report as fol- 
lows: The answer to the first question on Christian Life and Work 
shows that only about 56 per cent of the church membership and 
the communities where our churches are located have their religious 
needs adequately met. An average of 67 per cent attend the morn- 
ing service; 25 per cent the evening; and 24 per cent attend prayer 
meeting. 

It is gratifying to report that there has been an increase dur- 
ing the past year of 546 members on profession and 688 by letter, 
or about 10 per cent, and .335 of these professions were from the 
Sunday schools. Only about 60 per cent of the churches have held 
evangelistic services during the year. But the effect of the meet- 
ings held seems to have been good. 

The answer to the question ' ' How many families hold family 
worship?" was probably the most discouraging of anything revealed 
by the reports. From all our churches, about 80 in all, only 157 
families are reported as holding family worship, an average of only 
two to each church. There were many churches that did not re- 
port any. One pastor reporting the families in his church holding 
family worship said five, ''occasionally." This pastor's desire to 
report with a scientifSc accuracy is, in the judgment of your Commit- 
tee, to be commended. No members are reported in the Family Al- 
tar League. 

There is a striking lack of uniformity shown in the observance 
of the communion service. Many churches report four during the 
year, many, two, many one; some report three, and one reports five. 
The attendance upon the communion services is shown to be about 
80 per cent. A large majority of the churches report that their mem- 
bership observe the Lord's Day. Only about one-half of the church- 
es report faithfulness on the part of parents in presenting their 
children for baptism. About 60 per cent of the churches report that 
the parents teach the catechisms to their children, and about 85 per 
cent of the Sunday schools. There is shown a growing, if not an 
alarming, laxness on the part of parents to leave the distinctively 
Christian nurture of their children in the hands of others. Pupils 
in only about 65 per cent of the Sunday schools memorize the Scrip- 
tures and only 30 per cent, the hymns. 

One of the most encouraging features of the Narratives is the 
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Possessions, it appearing that nearly all the pastors urge the im- 
portance of Stewardship. And their faithful presentation of God's 
claims upon Life and Possessions in bearing fruit, as shown in the 
increasing number of tithers. The churches report 352 tithers, and 
about 33 per cent pay in full their apportioment for benevolences. 
About 85 per cent paid the pastors' salaries promptly, and about 40 
per cent increased salaries during the year, many of them making 
substantial increases. 

Almost one-half the churches report the existence of worldly 
conformity. About 40 per cent conducted evangelistic services out- 
side their own bounds. About 60 per cent of the churches made spe- 
cial effort to secure recruits for the ministry. 

We would recommend the following: 

1. That our pastors and sessions be asked to urge upon our 
people the importance of family worship and Christian nurture and 
Bible teaching in the home. 

2. That Orange Presbytery heartily commend the membership 
of our churches for their growing and cheerful spirit of liberality. 

Kespectfully submitted, 

E. FRANK LEE, Chairman. 

Rev. T. W. Simpson was appointed to prepare a suitable 
memorial to the late John R. Herndon, vv^ho was killed last 
December in an automobile accident. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin was requested to write a letter of 
sympathy to the parents of the late Lacy Irwin Ingle who 
was a candidate for the ministry under the care of this Pres- 
bytery. 

Rev. R, S. Arrowood reported on Sabbath Schools, the 
summary of which is as follows: 

47 schools report that they are under the control of the session. 

15 schools report no, or no report on this. 

32 schools report special religious interest in revivals and addi- 
tions. 

37 make no report or report no interest. 

21 schools report a cradle roll department. 

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37 schools report a primary department. 
o9 schools report a junior department. 

36 schools report an intermediate department. 
27 schools report a senior department. 

25 schools report a young people 's department. 

38 schools report an adult department. 
11 schools report a home department. 

97 organized classes — Secondary are reported. 
31 adult organized classes. 

9 schools close for a part of the year. 

9 do not report. 

All who report use our literature. 
9 make no report on this. 

37 report that their pupils memorize the Bible. 
16 report that their pupils memorize the Hymns. 

47 report that their pupils memorize the Catechisms. 
No Presbyterial Sunday School Institutes or Conventions were 
held within our bounds during the year. 

The report was adopted. (See Appendix). 

The report on Sessional Duties was adopted : 

The Committee on Sessional Duties begs to submit the follow- 
ing report: 

Sixty-one churches have reported. 

Seven churches report one or more members dependent on chari- 

ty. 

Seven churches report that the expenses of the ministers and 
elders to the Presbytery and Synod were not paid. 

Six churches report that their ministers have not been paid in 
full, as follows: Dan Kiver, Iliomasville, Beulah, Clark Memorial 
and Pine Hall. 

Four report no effort to pay, they are as follows: Dan River, 
$67.00; Thomasville, $118.75; Beulah, $24.00; Greenwood, $40.00. 

Pine Hall, due $7.90. Report the money in hand and they will 
pay as soon as they learn the address of Rev. W. P. Robertson. 

Clark Memorial due $3.12. Report that payment will be made 
soon. 

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Forty-five churches report the envelope system of finance and 
the every member canvass. Fifteen churches report general or bas- 
ket collections. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

GEO. W. OLDHAM, Chairman 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to correspond with such 
churches as are in arrears on pastors' salaries, and urge them 
to pay the amounts due. 

The Steering Committee on Program, was directed to 
arrange an inspirational program for the Fall meeting. 

Rev. C. P. Coble was unanimously elected Permanent 
Clerk, to succeed Rev. John R. Herndon, deceased. 

Rev. J. C. Brown was deposed from the Gospel Ministr}^ 
on the ground of contumacy according to article 199 of the 
Book of Church Order, having repeatedly refused to answer 
the citation to appear and plead to the charge of immorality. 

Motion was made that when Presbytery adjourns it do 
so to meet in the Hillsboro church, Tuesday after the 4th 
Sunday in April, at 11 :00 a. m. 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood submitted the report of the com- ^ 
mittee on Leave of Absence. 

The following ministers and elders were excused after the sec- 
ond day: J. S. Foster, J. H. Smith, G. L. Whiteley and C. D. Whiteley, 
and Elders Geo. A. Durham, C. W. Stanford, E. B. Eldridge, R. L. 
Barnwell, J. D. Clapp, J. C. Cutts, Walter Hill, W. A. Ferguson, W. 
N. Tate, and Jno. W. Hall. 

The following were excused after the morning session of Thurs- 
day the third day: W. O. Sample, N. E. Claylor, J. S. Morrow and 
Ralph S. Carson. 

G. L. WHITELEY, 
R. S. ARROWOOD. 

The Committee on Resolution of Thanks reported: 

Resolved: 1, That the thanks of Orange Presbytery be extend- 
ed to the pastor and people of the Madison church for their gener- 
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in their midst; to the committee on entertainment, for their courteous 
consideration of our every comfort; to our friends of the sister de- 
nominations, who have entertained us in their homes, and to the 
children 's choir, for their splendid assistance in the musical program. 

2. That these resolutions be read by the pastor from the pulpit 
next Sabbath, and that a copy be sent to the local paper. 

These resolutions were adopted by a rising vote. 

After the singing of the hymn, ''Blest be the tie that 
binds" the prayer and Apostolic benediction, the Presby- 
tery adjourned to meet in the Hillsboro church on Tuesday 
after the fourth Sunday in April, at 11 :00 a. m. 

A. W. SHAW, Moderator. 

C. P. Coble, 

P. H. GWYNN, 

Temporary Clerks. 
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ADJOURNED MEETING 



Hillsboro, N C, Tuesday, April 26, 1921. 

Orange Presbytery met according to adjournment in the 
Hillsboro church and was opened with prayer by the Moder- 
ator, Rev. A. W. Shaw. 

Members present : Rev. A. W. Shaw. Moderator, Rev. D. 
I. Craig, D. D., Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, Rev. Donald Mclver 
and Elders George A. Durham of Hillsboro ; Dr. W. N. Tate, 
of Cross Roads ; W. J. Barker, of Stony Creek ; J. H. Woods, 
of Little River and Mr. Perry, of South Lowell. 

A certificate from Albemarle Presbytery was received 
and approved dismissing Rev. R. E. Henderlite to Orange. 
Brother Henderlite was examined in accordance with the 
Book of Church Order, and he was received and enrolled as 
a member of Orange Presbytery. 

Calls for the pastoral services of Mr. Henderlite were 
received from Little River church for one-half of his time at 
a salary of $725.00 and from the South Lowell church for 
one-fourth of this time, at a salary of $100.00. These calls 
were found in order placed in Mr. Henderlite 's hands and 
accepted by him. 

A Commission was appointed, composed of Rev. S. M. 
Rankin, Chairman, Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, Rev. C. D. White- 
ley and Elder S. Strudwick, to install Mr. Henderlite at Lit- 
tle River and South Lowell churches as pastor on Sunday, 
June 12, 1921. 

After hearing Dr. Tate and others in behalf of Cross 
Roads and Stony Creek churches, on motion, the Presbytery 
recommended to the Home Mission Committee to increase the 
appropriation to this field to the amount of $400.00, and that 
the two churches be instructed to make an earnest effort to 
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The following communications were read and received: 
from the Rev. W. T. Thompson, D. D., asking to be excused 
for absence from the last meeting, and permission to labor 
outside our bounds. The requests were granted; from the 
Rev. W. S. Wilhelm giving excuse for non-attendance upon 
the last meeting, being at home with his sick father and at 
work on the farm, and asking that his address be changed to 
Salisbury. The request was granted and he was given the 
privilege to labor out of our bounds as opportunity may pre- 
sent itself ; from Rev. H. A. French, giving his excuse for 
non-attendance, and asking for a certificate of dismission to 
the Presbytery of Sioux City, U. S. A. The request was 
granted and the Stated Clerk was authorized to issue the cer- 
tificate; also an application from the Greenwood church for 
the services of Rev. D I. Craig, for two Sabbath afternoons 
per month at a salary of $50.00, was granted. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Presby- 
tery adjourned with prayer by Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, to meet 
in regular sessions in the Buffalo church on Tuesday, Septem- 
ber 20, 1921, at 8:00 o'clock p. m. 

A. W. SHAW, Moderator. 

Attest: D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 



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APPENDIX 



DIRECTORY 

Following is a complete Directory for the present time, having 
been amended by filling all vacancies, April, 1921. 

Moderator — Eev. A. W. Shaw, Mebane, N. C. 

Stated Clerk— Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Reidsville, N. C. 

Permanent Clerk— Rev. C. P. Coble. High Point, N. C. 

Treasurer — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Greensboro, N. C. > . 

TRUSTEES 

1. Of Presbytery — Mr. J. M. Rodgers, Winston^ N. C; J. Har- 
vey White, Graham, N. C; Mr. R. R. King, Greensboro, N. C; Mr. 
A. M. Scales, Greensboro, N. C; Mr. H. W. Wharton, Greensboro, N. 
C. 

2. Of Davidson College— Rev. C. E. Hodgin, (Fall of 1923); 
Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., (Fall of 1921); Mr. A. W. McAlister, (Fall 
of 1922); Rev. L. T. Wilds, Jr., (Fall of 1923). 

3. Of the Flora MacDonald College — 

1. First Group, term of one year — Rev. C. P. Coble, Rev. D. Mc- 
Iver, Mr. J. H. White, Rev. D. H. Scanlon, D. D., (1922). 

2. Second Group, term of two years — Rev. S. M. Rankin, My. 
J. R. Finley, Mr. R. G. Vaughn and Mr. I. Sprunt Hill, (Fall of 1921). 

3. Third Group, term of three years — Rev. C. E. Hodgin. Rev. 
R. M. Williams, Mr. A. M. Scales, and Mr. S. Strudwick, (Fall of 
1922). 

4. Of the Glade Valley High School — 

1. First Group, term of one year-^-^Rev. C. P. Coble, Rev. T. 
W. Simpson, and Mr. T. B. Finley, (Fall of 1924). 

2. Second Group, term of two years — Rev. S. M. Rankin, Mr. 
A. M. Scales and Mr. R. R. King, (Fall of 1923). 

3. Third Group, term of three years — Mr. McBride Holt, Mr. 
J. L. Patterson and Mr. W. F. Carter, (Fall of 1922). 

5. Of Peace Institute — Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, and Hon. A. M. 
Scales, (Fall of 1921). 



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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Local Home Missions — Kev. S. M. Rankin, Chairman, Greens- 
boro, N. C, Rev. C. P. Coble, Rev. C. E. Hodgin, H. S. Bradshaw, J. 
S. Foster, Wade C. Smith, E. P. Wharton, A. M. Scales, G. W. Den- 
ny, J. S. Kuykendall and C. M. Norfleet. 

2. Foreign Missions — Rev. E. N. Caldwell, Chairman; and E. 
J. Davis, Rev. C. W. Robinson and R. W. Scott. 

3. Assembly's Home Missions, and Evangelism — Rev. O. G. 
Jones, D. D., C. F. Myers, R. S. Arrowood, R. G. Vaughn. 

4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Rev. C. E. Hod- 
gin, Chairman, Greensboro, N. C; Rev. A. W. Shaw, Rev. W .S. Milne 
and Dr. W. C. Smith. 

5. Publication and Sabbath School Extension — Rev. R. S. Arro- 
wood, Chairman;' Rev. C. D. Wtiteley, S. S. Strudwick and Rev. R. 
S. Carson. 

6. Bible Cause — Rev. W. O. Sample, Chairman, H. C. Crowell, 
and George Beall. 

7. Sabbath and Family Religion — Rev. Geo. W. Lee, Chairman, 
Rev. N. R. Claytor and Rev. G. L. Whiteley. 

8. Orphans' Home — Rev. R. M. Williams, Chairman; Rev. J. H. 
Smith, E. L. Anderson, T. R. Foust and Rev. G. L. Whiteley. 

9. Synodical Schools and Colleges — Rev. D. McTver, Chairman; 
Mr. Harvey White, and Rev. T. W^ Simpson. 

10. Woman's Work — Rev. E. Frank Lee, Chairman; Rev. W. S. 
Milne, and J. R. Brown. 

11. Y. P. Societies, Etc.— Rev. L. T. Wilds, D. D., Chairman; 
Rev. W. B. Goebel, Rev. G. W. Lee, Rev. Z. V. Roberson. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Systematic Beneficence and Apportionments — Rev. E. N. 
Caldwell, Chairman; Rev. M. E. Hansell and the Chairmen of the 
Executive Committees. 

2. Printed Records of Presbytery — Rev. C. W. Irwin, Chairman; 
Rev. J. S. Kennison, W. F. Carter. 

3. Laymen's Missionary Movement — Mr. E. J. Davis, Chairman 
and Representative. 



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4. Auditing — Mr. E. J. Davis and W. S. Sharpe. 

5. Committee on Orders — The Moderator, Chairman, the Stated 
Clerk and Pastor of church where Presbytery meets. 

EXAMINING COMMITTEES 

1. Latin and Greek Exercises — Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Kev. M. E. 
Hansell, and W. F. Carter. 

2. Greek, Hebrew and Logic — Rev. W. D. Moss, Rev. L. T. 
Wilds, R. W. Miles. 

3. Mathematics afid Physical Science — Rev, C. W. Robinson, 
Chairman, Z, V. Roberson, and J. H. Smith. 

4. Mental and Moral Philosophy — Rev. C. F. Myers, Chairman; 
W. O. Sample and P. H. Gwynn. 

1. Theology— Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, Rev. 

C. W. Robinson, Rev. C. P. Coble, Rev. S. M. Rankin. 

6. Church History — Rev. N. R. Claytor, Rev. D. Mclver, Rev. 

D. H. Scanlon. 

7. Church Government and Sacraments — Rev, T. M. McConnell, 
D. D., Chairman; O. G. Jones, J. S. Foster. 



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EEPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STATISTICS AND SYSTEMATIC 
BENEFICENCE 

Churches, 86; Elders, 323; Deacons, 855; Added on Examination, 
562; Added on Certificate, 668; Resident Communicants, 9,407; Non- 
Resident Communicants, 1,259; Whole Number Communicants, 10,666; 
Adult Baptisms, 368; Infant Baptisms, 130; Sabbath School Enroll- 
ment, 7,775. 

Number Churches Contributing: 

62 churches contributed to Foreign Missions, $69,372. 

61 churches contributed to Assembly Home Missions, ^11,791. 
64 churches contributed to Synod 's Home Missions, $8,681. 

62 churches contributed to Presbytery 's Home Missions, $9,122. 
20 churches contributed to Congregational Home Mis., $8,020. 
64 churches contributed to Chris. Ed. and Min. Relief, $39,155. 
56 churches contributed to S. S. Extension and Pub., $3,679. 
56 churches contributed to Educational Institutions. $105,937. 
56 churches contributed to Bible Cause^ $616. 

60 churches contributed to Orphans' Homes, $23,955. 

18 churches contributed to French & Belgium Relief work, $862. 

Total to all causes, $281,190. 

NARRATIVE OF CHRISTIAN LIFE AND WORK 
(In condensed form) 

Do reports of services held indicate that the religious needs of 
the church membership and communities are being adequately met! 
They do not. 

What per cent of membership are reported as attending church 
services: Morning? 67;Evening? 25; Prayer Meeting? 24. 

Total additions to church reported for year: On profession, 546; 
by letter, 638. 

How mau}^ additions to the church from the Sabbath Schools 
during year ? 335. 

How mauy evangelistic services were held by the churches dur- 
ing the year? 34; effect of services on churches and communities, 
good. 

How m&ny families hold family worship? 157; how many mem- 
Ijers in the Family Altar League? None. 

How many Communion Services were held during the year? 

ner cent of members reported as attending? 80. 

Do the members observe the Lord's Day ? Fairly well. 



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Are members faithful in presenting their children for baptism f 
50 per cent do and 50 per cent do not. 

Are the catechisms taught the children by the parents? 60 per 
cent. 

Are the catechisms taught in the Sabbath Schools? 85 per cent. 
Do pupils memorize the Scriptures? 65 per c^nt; Hymns, 30 per 

cent. 

Are the pastors faithful in teaching the Stewardship of Life 
and Possessions? Yes. 

How many members tithe or give a definite proportion of their 
income? 352. 

Did the churches pay in full their apportionment for benevo- 
lences? 30 per cent only. 

Were pastors' salaries fully and promptly paid? 85 per cent. 
Were there any salary increases during the year? 40 per cent. 

To what extent does worldly conformity exist in the churches? 
45 per cent. 

Did the churches conduct evangelistic services outside their own 
bounds? 10 per cent did. 

Were efforts made by pastors and Sessions to secure recruits 
for the ministry? 60 per cent did. 

D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 



OFFICIAL RECORD OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



CRITICISMS OF THE SYNOD 



On account of labor conditions where the Assembly Min- 
utes are being printed, we are unable to get the Statistical 
Table, therefore we are forced to leave this out of the Pres- 
bytery Minutes. 

D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 



REPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS 

FOE YEAK ENDING MARCH 31, 1921. 



MEMBERSHIP 



CHURCHES REPORT- 
ING 

SABBATH SCHOOLS- 



BENEVOLENT CONTRIBUTIONS 



-3 -2 J 



Mt. Airy 

ReynoUla 

Bethestla 

Buffalo 

Shiloh 

Speedwell 

Pres. Ch., Chapel Hill __ 

Eeulah 

Clark Memorial 

First High Point — 

Thomasville 

Yanceyville 

Ch By Side of the Road 

Alamance 

Winston-Salem 1st-- 

Westminster 

Piedmont 

Red House 

Pine Hall 

Hawfields 

Greensboro 1st 

Midway 

Mebane 

Stony Creek 

Glenwood 

Graham 

Milton 

Burlington 1st 

Obids 

Cross Roads 

Reidsville 

Greenwood 

Springwood 

Ebenezer 

Madison 

Roxboro 

Dacotah 

Bethel 

Shiloh 

Blaeknall Memorial- 



North Winston 

Bethlehem 

Spray 

Church of Covenant _ 

Lexington 

New Hope 



377) 21 
'9| 



S771 1111. 



1S| 80 
621038 
6| 57 



10| 120 

3| 45 

71 50 

7| 35 



1131 12921 49 



13! 98 
111 1351 
40 5641 301 



101 25! 
3o| 



,| 55|. 



—I 20| 

81 501 

241 310| 441 

8] 44l__._ 

161 229! 

20| 3501 301 

12| 1301 33 

71 43!____ 

5! 21|____ 



521— -|| 12].-.. 

2451 111 I—. 

4001 18'\ 131 — 
1851 311 671... 



501 II |. 

26I..-.IL— L 
371 611 — _. 
781 2|L_._|. 



723IS254I 5691 4831 ln049| 315||$684'$281 *163 $ 69'$346'.t675i$l 29G| $51 $5I$4 492|$8 017|$4 408|20 366 



Table of Apportionments, 1921-1922. 

















1 














CHURCHES 


1 
1 


ll 


l« 

IS 


I 2 
l| 


1 


li 


1 


i 

t 



i 


1 


a 1 


3 


11 


Percentage 


33 1-3 


16 


7% 




0061 0061 










100 




Alamance 

Aslieboro 

Bothany 


13i 




» 207 

i 


$~ 55 


* 17 
2 


$ 17 
3 
2 
2 


* z 


57 

30 


$ 274 
40 


$ 35i 
5: 


* 11 


* 2 761 

395 
403 




i'iifr 


221 


III 


50 


13 


1 




102 
41 


50 




"i 


13 


' "0 


12 


Beulah 

Blacknall Memorial 

li.ilT.lo 


44! 
617 


21 
216 
296 


10 
. 101 
13( 


3 
27 
47 


1 
S 
11 


11 


10 
13! 


10 
151 
138 


13 
134 
185 


17 
175 


2: 


132 
1 347 


1 


Carson Memorial 


1 105 


530 




66 


1 


20 




248 


331 


43: 






50 


Cli of Covenant 

Clark Memorial 

Dalanc 


32^ 
1 913 
57 


1-8 


7J 


2C 
115 


6 
34 

8 


34 


43( 
13 
95 
7 


430 
13 

7 


-( 
574 

17 
106 


741 

2! 


115 


9S7 
5 739 
171 


13 


Dakotah 




18 
















15 




11 


1 


Danburv 

Dan River 

Durham lat 


52 
235 
10 823 


113 
5 194 


11 

53 
2 435 


14 
649 


lat 


195 


1; 
2 435 


5; 

2 435 


70 
3 24! 


92 
4 221 


14 

649 


153 


7 

150 


Ebenezer 

Eilgemont 


512 


246 


10 
115 


31 


9 


9 


115 
19 


115 




1; 


; 


1 53f 


1 

13 


Elim - 

Elkin 1st 

Eno 


49 
79 
18 
138 
113 


23 

66 
54 


11 
17 

31 
25 


5 


1 

2 
2 


2 
2 


17 

31 

25 


11 

4 

31 
25 


^5 
41 
34 


1! 


r 
1 


146 

23^ 


\ 
5 


Kairfickl 

(ilaile Valley - - 

G-'eenwood" 

(rrcensboro Ist 

Grlera 


84 
396 

8 085 
168 


190 
47 


19 

89 
-*2 
1 819 


5 
4 

*6 
485 
10 


2 

; 

21 

146 


2 
1 

27 

146 


19 
15 

343 

1 819 


19 
16 
89 

^22 
1 819 


29 
25 
21 
111 

2 425 


3; 
28 
155 
-'5 
3 153 
66 


2. 

92 
4Si 

10 


253 

48! 

293 
24 266 
505 


5 
6 


Ha%ytields 

HlEh Point 


1 397 


287 
671 


134 
314 


36 
84 


11 

25 


111 

25 


38 
134 
314 


134 
314 


179 
419 


545 


36 


IZ 


24 
48 


Hillsboro 


415 


199 
6 
78 


93 


25 




7 


93 


93 


124 


162 


251 1 2J3 
4| 260 
1| 41 
2 86 


22 


Hurdle Mills 

llaksviUe 


13 
163 


37 


1 

10 




1 
1 

3 




3i 


^! 

i 


5 
64 


1 
7 


Little River 


' 145 


^-0 


32 


9 




23 




^3S 


4i 


57 


78 


3 895 
J 35 


03 


Madison 


391 


155 


73 


19 


1^ 


I 
16 


-3 
204 


73 


2a2 


126 


19 

05 


970 


13 


Mid^vay 




160 


35 


'o 




3 




7; 
35 


100 


^61 




1 001 


15 
12 


Mt. Airv 




388 


181 


15 


15 


15 


181 




242 


315 


r 






New Hone 

North Eno 




33 


It 


? 




56 


56 
15 


20 


97 
27 

264 




604 

Ifil 


13 


North Elm 

North Wilkcsboro 

OViida 

Pine Hall 


119| 
677 
967 

"HI 


355 
% 


152 
217 

45 


i 
% 

12 

10 
7| 

i\ 


2 
12 
17 

1 


2 
12 

t 


152 
217 

12 


217 
45 


290 
13 

60 


i 


1 


Pine Ridge 

Pleasant Garden 


159 
1161 




36 

19 

39 


3 


3 
2 
2 


36 
19 


19 


34 


45 

68 


10 

5 
10 


521 


4 






is! 

i 


98 
6 

25 


14 


I 
1 




"i 

52 
4 


6 
52 

25 


70 
1 


171 
11 
91 
1 


'1 


698 
13 


1 

4 


Sn„n. ''Lon-ell 


31' 


38 
15 
1921 


18 

90 


I 


! 


ll 
1| 
1 
7| 


151 
7 


IS 


19 

9 


10 
156 


5 

24 


19S| 
1 2001 






1381 


66 

171 


31 






ii 




311 


411 


541 


81 


6391 
4121 


12 
8 






h 


] 


jj 
11 


I 
1 


4| 


501 
51 


50 
5 


10 


14 

87 

9; 




1071 
4111 


12 
2 


irtLrth 

Westminster ^ 1 

Wilkesboro 


2 3ii 


1 1121 


5211 


121 
"41 


1 


^1' 


441 

52II 
141 


44 
521 


59 
694 


"1 
24 


12 
1391 


5911 
131 
6 950I 


8 
88 


SKiyvi'lle 1 


7 1121 

101 


3 4141 
5| 
1091 


1 60nl 

511 


4271 


128 

4 




1 6OOI 


1 600 

51 




sol 


4271 
11 
14( 


21 3431 


185 




$52 688 




«11 840 








*11 8401 


$11 S40 


$15 805I 


$20 S5l|$3 164 $158 085l$l 585 



tyl.tribiitions coiume umlor the hea-l of Miscellaneous Contributions should be credited to the church 



O 6 



MINUTES 

OF 

Three Hundred Thirty-Third and Fourth Sessions 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

COMBINED 
With Intermediate Meetings 




HELD IN 

The Buffalo and Graham Presbyterian Churches 

September 20-22, 1921 
April 11-13, 1922 



'|lt5BYItBIA» flISTORICOOCIt f Y 



■1 

'I 



MINUTES 

OF 

THREE HUNDRED AND THIRD SESSIONS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN 

BUFFALO PRESBYTEEIAN CHURCH 
GEEENSBOEO, NOETH CAEOLINA 
SEPTEMBEE 20,-22, 1922 

AND OF 

Intermediate Meetings 



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3tatesville. N. C. 
192? 



CALLED MEETING 



Durham, N. C, July 5, 1921. 

Orange Presbytery met in called meeting; at the First 
Presbyterian church, Durham, N. C, on Tuesday, July 5th, 
1921, at 12 :00 'clock, and was opened with prayer by the 
Moderator, Rev. A. W. Shaw. 

The following ministers and elders were present : Revs. 
A. W. Shaw, D. II. Scanlon, H. S. Bradshaw, J. S. Kennison, 
R. S. Carson and C. D. Whiteley, and Elders J. R. Sterrett 
and Geo. H. Beall. 

The purpose of the meeting was read, found in order 
and upon motion, the following items of business were then 
taken up : 

Rev. J. S. Kennison presented his resignation as pastor 
of the Spray church. The church being heard from and con- 
curring. Presbytery dissolved the pastoral relations between 
the Spray church and Mr. Kennison. 

A call from the Blacknall Memorial church of West 
Durham for the services of Rev. J. S. Kennison was found 
in order, placed in his hands and accepted by him. 

The following commission was appointed to install Rev. 
J. S. Kennison as pastor of the Blacknall Memorial church, 
the time and date to be determined by the commission : Rev. 
D. H. Scanlon, to preside, propound the constitutional ques- 
tions and charge the congregation ; Rev. II. S. Bradshaw, to 
preach the sermon and Rev. Ralph S. Carson to charge the 
paster. Elder Geo. H. Beall to complete the commission. 
Either of the ministers to a'ternate for the other. 

Presbytery adjourned and was led in prayer by Rev. H. 
S. Bradshaw, D. D. 

A. W. SHAW, Moderator. 

Attest : 

D, L CRAIG, StaUd Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, July 7th, 1921. 

Orange Presbytery met in the Smith Memorial Building, 
Greensboro, N. C, on Thursday, July 7th, 1921, under the 
following call of the Moderator : 

Constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call a 
meeting of Orange Presbytery to meet Thursday, July 7th, at 2:30 
'clock P. M., in the First church, Greensboro, to transact the fol- 
lowing business, if the way be clear: 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relation between the Eev. D. I. 
Craig, J). D., and the Eeidsville church. 

2. To receive Licentiate N. P. Farrior from Wilmington Pres- 
bytery. 

3. To consider and act upon a request from Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery to appoint a Committee of Conference on the proposed erec- 
tion of a new Presbytery in the Synod. i 

A. W. SHAW, Moderator. 

The meeting was opened with prayer by the Moderator, 
Rev. A. W. Shaw, and the following members were present: 
Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., D. Mclver, C. E. Hodgin, E. Frank 
Lee, T. M. McConnell, D. D., Geo. W. Lee, T. W. Simpson, 
R. S. Arrowood, M. E. Hansel, R. W. Miles, C. F. Myers, D. 
D., A. W. Shaw, and Ruling Elders Francis Womack of 
Reidsville, also R. P. Richardson, as a visitor, and R. H. 
Wharton of the First church Greensboro. 

The call of the meeting v/as read and found in order. 

Item 2 in the call was taken up and the Stated Clerk 
read a certificate from Wilmington Presbytery transferring 
Licentiate Norman P. Farrior to our care. The certificate 
was received and Mr. Farrior was enrolled as a Licentiate 
under our care. 

Item 3 was taken up, and after some discussion the com- 
mittee asked for by Fayetteville Presbytery was appointed, 



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477 



and the following; were appointed: Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., 
Rev. D. Mclver and Rev. H. S. Bradsliaw, D. D., and it was 
ordered that their traveling expenses be paid by the Presby- 
tery. 

Item 1 was now taken up and Dr. Craig formally tend- 
ered his resignation of the pastoral charge of the Reidsville 
church and requested that the pastoral relations be dissolved. 
Dr. Craig spoke at length in giving his reasons for laying 
down the active duties and responsibilities of his long pas- 
torate, covering a period up to this date, July 7, 1921, of ex- 
actly 43 years. He spoke feelingly and tenderly of his efforts 
as pastor at Reidsville, and of the great kindness of the peo- 
ple through the long years, but the increased burden of the 
work and the infirmities of age now compels him to see the 
necessity of laying down the work and responsibility as pas- 
tor. 

The church was heard from through Mr. Francis Wo- 
mack who spoke most affectionately of Dr. Craig and related 
the steps taken by the church leading up to this hour. He 
then presented and read the following paper adopted by 
both the Session and Congregation of the Reidsville church, 
to wit: 

''Whereas, The pastor of our church, the Eev. D. I. Craig, D. 
D., will have rounded out on July 1st, next, forty-three years of ac- 
tive and faithful service as pastor of our church, and, 

Whereas, On account of the infirmities of age and physical in- 
ability to carry on the work with the vigor required, he desires and 
has requested that he be released from the active duties and re- 
sponsibilities of the pastorate, and requests that the congregation 
unite with him in an Overture to Orange Presbytery to dissolve the 
pastoral relations between himself and this church: 

Now, Therefore, Wie, The Session of the Eeidsville Presbyterian 
church, realizing the high motive that actuated this step, yet mind- 
ful of its necessity, do hereby recommend to the congregation as- 
sembled: 

1. That this request of our pastor be regretfully granted, to 
take effect on and after the first Sunday in July, next; 



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That co-incident with its acceptance, the congregation tender to 
him the relation of Pastor Emeritus, thus recognizing our apprecia- 
tion of his past services, and at the same time giving him perfect 
freedom to devote his time and talents in such other work as may 
appeal to him. 

2. That in consideration of this change of relations to the church 
we recommend that our congregation pledge to him a salary of not 
less than $600.00 per year, and the use of the manse, so long as con- 
ditions and circumstnces shall warrant and justify. 

In submitting these recommendations to the congregation, we do 
so with sadness, as we contemplate the severance of those deep, ten- 
der and intimate relations between Pastor and Session, that have 
characterized our association these many years, and we pray that 
his long life of faithful service may find its reward in the blessings 
of God. 

The foregoing recommendations adopted by the Session of the 
Eeidsville Presbyterian church on this, the 2nd day of June, 1921, 
and ordered to be submitted to the Congregational Meeting to be 
held on the 19th day of this month. 

The above were adopted by the Congregational Meeting held on 
the 19th day of June, 1921. 

FRANCIS A. WOMACK, Moderator. 

Congregational Meeting. 

The motion was now made to dissolve the pastoral rela- 
tions and pending its adoption, remarks were made, express- 
ing the views and feelings of the brethern by Messrs. Hodgin, 
Mclver, McConnell, Simpson, Frank Lee, Geo. Lee and others. 

The motion was then adopted to take effect the first Sun- 
day in July, 1921, and the Rev. Messrs. Hodgin, Simpson, 
and McConnell were appointed a Committee to prepare a 
suitable resolution for record. The committee reported as 
follows : 

Resolutions adopted by Orange Presbytery in connection with 
the dissolution of the pastoral relation between Rev. D. I. Craig, D. 
D., and the Reidsville Presbyterian church: 

1. That the Presbytery extends hearty congratulations to Dr. 
Craig that he has been able to serve the same church continuously 
for forty-three years. This long pastorate in these days of change 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 479 



and restlessness is a most eloquent testimony to his ability and faith- 
fulness as a minister, and to the power and influence of his Godly 
walk and conversation. 

2. That the Presbytery records its appreciation of the faithful 
service that Dr. Craig has rendered the church during all these 
years outside of his own pastorate. He has served the Presbytery 
most efficiently as Stated Clerk for twenty-seven years, and has 
served the Synod of North Carolina in the same capacity for twenty- 
one years. He has also rendered a large service to the Presbyl^ry 
and Synod with his pen, especially in writing at the cost of great 
labor and research ' ' The History of the Development of the Presby- 
terian Church in North Carolina." In view of his abundant labors 
for the past forty-three years the Presbytery feels that he is fully 
justified in asking to be relieved of the duties and responsibilities 
of the pastorate. 

3. That we grant Dr. Craig's request for the dissolution of the 
pastoral relation the more cheerfully because this action does not 
sever his relation to the Presbytery or interfere in any way with 
the service he is rendering the church at large. We shall still have 
the benefit' of his services as Stated Clerk and his wise counsel in 
all matters pertaining to the work of Presbytery. The younger min- 
isters in the Presbytery gladly testify that his fatherly advice, his 
thorough knowledge of ecclesiastical law and procedure, and his loyal- 
ty at all times to the doctrines and traditions of the Presbyterian 
Church, have been a great help and inspiration to them. It is our 
hope that he shall be spared many years to serve as the beloved and 
honored pastor-at-large in Orange PVesbytery. 

C. E. HODGIN, 

T. M. McCONNELL, 

T. W. SIMPSON, 

Committee. 

The Presbytery now adjourned with prayer by T. M. 
McConnell. 

A. W. SHAW, Moderator. 

Attest : 

D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk, 



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CALLED MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, July 26th, 1921. 

Orange Presbytery met in the Smith Memorial Building, 
Greensboro, N. C, July 26th, 1921, under call of the Moder- 
ator. 

Members present: Rev. D. I., Craig, D. D., Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, Rev. S. M. Rankin, and Elder R. H. Wharton. 

Rev. Dr. Craig, the last Moderator present, took the chair 
and opened the meeting with prayer. The call for the meet- 
ing was read, found in order and approved. 

The Rev. R. W. Miles was dismissed to unite with the 
Presbytery of East Alabama, and a certificate was issued to 
him by the Stated Clerk. 

A petition signed by fifteen persons was presented and 
read, asking for the organization of a Presbyterian church 
about midway between Burlington and Graham. The peti- 
tion was granted by the appointment of a Commission to or- 
ganize said church, ''if the way be clear," and the following 
persons were named as the Commission : Rev. Donald Mclver, 
Chairman ; Rev. S. M. Rankin, Rev. E. N. Caldwell, Rev. W. 
P. McCorkle and Elders J. A. Barnwell, J. W. Tate and P. 
E. Morrow. 

The Commission to meet at a time and place agreed up- 
on by the parties concerned. 

The business being completed, the Presbytery adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. S. M. Rankin. 

Attest : 

D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk, 



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CALLED MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, August 16th, 1921. 

The Presbytery of Orange met, pursuant to the call of 
the Moderator, in the Smith Memorial Building, Greensboro 
First church, on August 16th, 1921, at 2:00 p. m., and was 
called to order and constituted with prayer by the Moderator, 
Rev. A. W. Shaw. The following members were present: 
A. W. Shaw, Donald Mclver, R. M. Williams, D. I. Craig, W. 
S. Milne, W. P. Robertson, G. W. Lee, E. Frank Lee, T. M. 
McConnell, W. P. McCorkle, C. E. Hodgin, P. H. Gwyn, E. 
N. Caldwell, Z. V. Roberson, C. P. Coble and Elder P. E. 
Morrow of the Burlington church. 

Rev. C. B. Craig of Fayetteville Presbytery was also 
present and introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as 
a correspondin^g member. 

The Moderator read the call for the meeting which was 
found in order. 

The second item of the call was first taken up, namely 
the request of Rev. Donald Mclver that the pastoral relation 
between himself and the Burlington First church be dissolv- 
ed and that he be granted a letter of dismission to Abingdon 
Presbytery. 

Rev. Donald Mclver was heard, stating that he had re- 
ceived a call from the Central church, Bristol, Virginia, which 
he desired to accept, if Presbytery would grant the request. 
Elder P. E. Morrow of the Burlington church was heard and 
he stated that the Burlington church reluctantly concurred 
with the pastor in this request. After expressions of regret 
by all those present the request was granted, and Presby- 
tery voted to dissolve the pastoral relation between Brother 
Mclver and the Burlington church and he was granted a 
letter of dismission to Abingdon Presbytery. 



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The following resolution was unanimously passed : 

Resolved, I'hat the Presbytery of Orange in dismissing Rev. 
Donald Mclver to another Presbytery, desires to record its profound 
regret at losing him as a member of this body. That during his 
pastorate at Burlington he has rendered valuable service to the 
Presbytery, the work there having grown from one church to several 
churches as a result of his work. 

That in all the work of the Presbytery he has been a most faith- 
ful and efficient member. 

That we commend him to Abingdon Presbytery as a brother held 
in the highest esteem and worthy of their fullest confidence. 

That we pray God 's continued blessing upon his ministry in his 
new field. 

The next item of the call was the request of Licentiate 
N. P. Farrior that he be ordained as an evangelist. Mr. Far- 
rior stated that he was under appointment to the Foreign 
Field and desired to take up work in Mexico and requested 
Presbytery to ordain him. On motion, Presbytery voted to 
proceed with the ordination examination. Mr. Farrior was 
examined on experimental religion, his motives for seeking 
the Gospel ministry and theology, all of which was sustain- 
ed as satisfactory. On motion, in view of the recent examin- 
ation for licensure, the examinations in church history, sacra- 
ments and church government were accepted as satisfactory 
for his ordination. Also in view of the same examination 
for licensure the sermon for ordination was not required. 
The examination was sustained as a whole. The Moderator 
propounded the constitutional questions which were answer- 
ed in the affirmative. By the laying on of hands of Presby- 
tery and prayer by Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Licentiate N. P. 
Farrior was then duly ordained to preach the Gospel as an 
evangelist, in accord v/ith the Book of Church Order. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. T. M. Mc- 
Connell, D. D. A. W. 8Hi^ Moderator. 

C. P. COBLE, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : 

D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 



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REGULAR FALL MEETING 



Buffalo Church, Greensboro, N. C, Sept. 20, 1921. 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Presbytery of Orange met 
on this date in the Buffalo church at 8 :00 p. m. The retiring 
Moderator, Rev. A. W. Shaw, preached a sermon from the 
text John 20:21. Dr. D. I. Craig also gave an address on 
the ^'Occasions of the Meetings of Orange Presbytery in 
this Church Since 1796." 

The church building has recently been enlarged and 
beautifully remodeled under the efficient present pastor, Rev. 
E. Frank Lee. 

The Moderator then constituted the Presbytery with 
prayer. 

The following ministers and elders were enrolled: 



Ministers 


Elders 


Churches 


D. I. Craig, D. D. 


W. B. Milner 


Eeidsville 


C. W. Eobinson 




North Wilkesboro 


C. E. Hodgin 


E. P. Wharton 


Greensboro- Westminster 


S. M. Eankin 






J. S. Morrow 






H. S. Bradshaw, D. 


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Hillsboro 


E. M. Williams 


C. J. Angle 


Church of the Covenant 


W. 0. Sample 


E. J. Wren 


Eoxboro 


N. E. Claytor 


W. 0. Smith 


Eed House 


John McEachern 






C. P. Coble 


H. B. Hyde 


High Point 


C. W. Irwin 


E. B. Eldridge 


Glade Valley 


E. Frank Lee 


A. F. Doggett 


Buffalo 




N. E. Eankin 


Midway 


W. P. Eobertson 






T. W. Simpson 


F. E. Evans 2 


Eeynolda 


T. M. McConnell, D. 


D. C. M. Fox 


Asheboro 


0. G. Jones, D. D. 






C. F. Myers, D. D. 


E. H. Wharton 2 


Greensboro First 


A. W. Shaw 




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Rev. John MeEeachern was elected Moderator and Rev. 
R. S. Arrowood was elected temporary clerk. 

Rev. W. T. Pearman of the Presbytery of Mecklenburg 
and Rev. John S. Cook of Tygart's Valley Presbytery were 
introduced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as correspond- 
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The report of the Committee on Orders was received and 
adopted. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. H. S. Brad- 
shaw till tomorrow morning at 9 :00 a. m. 



SECOND DAY— Wednesday Morning, 9 :00 A. M. 

September 21, 1921. 

Presbytery resumed business. The Moderator conducted 
a short devotional service. The minutes of last night's ses- 
sion were read and approved. The order of the day was 
taken up and Rev. W. T. Pearman presented a certificate of 
dismission from Mecklenburg Presbytery and after the usual 
examination was received and enrolled as a member of this 
Presbytery. 

The minutes of the ad-interim meetings of July 5th, July 
7th, July 26th, and August 16th, were read and approved. 

Calls from the Elkin and Wilkesboro churches for pas- 
toral services of Rev. W. T. Pearman, also calls from the 
Stony Creek and Cross Roads churches for the pastoral ser- 
vices of Rev. W. P. Robertson were read and referred to the 
Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

Licentiate E. C. Murray, Jr., under appointment to the 
Foreign Field applied to the Presbytery to be ordained to 
the Gospel ministry as an evangelist. He was examined on 
experimental religion. On motion, his examination for li- 
censure were accepted in lieu of examination for ordination. 
Presbytery voted to ordain Mr. Murray at the conclusion of 
the Missionary address this morning. 

Rev. J. H. Smith and Elders H. B. Hyde, High Point, 
R. H. Wharton, Greensboro First, R. L. Holt, Burlington 
First, J. M. Workman, Piedmont, and Dr. J. T. Badgett, Be- 
thesda, were excused for tardiness and enrolled. 

Jlev. R. E. Redoing of Greenbrier Presbytery was intro- 



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duced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as a corresponding 
member. 

Dr. Craig presented the proposed amendments to the 
Book of Church Order. These matters were referred to the 
Committee on Assembly's Minutes. 

Dr. Craig also read the recommendation of the joint 
committee on the formation of a new Presbytery. After dis- 
cussion Presbytery passed the following resolutions : 

"That the Presbytery of Orange is opposed to the re- 
moval of Orange county from the Presbytery of Orange and 
as to the erection of a new Presbytery it adjudges it inad- 
visable to take definite action until it has further light upon 
the subject." 

A motion prevailed that a new committee be appointed 
to get the facts with regard to the erection of a new Presby- 
tery and present them to the Presbytery at its meeting dur- 
ing Synod. 

A communication from Dr. D. Clay Lily was read and 
referred to the Committee on Systematic Beneficence. 

The Moderator announced the appointmnt of the fol- 
lowing Standing Committees : 

Calls and Supplies — Eev. S. M, Rankin, Rev. T. W. Simp- 
son, Rev. J. S. Foster, Rev. M. E. Hansel, Elder E. P. Whar- 
ton. 

Installations — Rev. W. 0. Sample, Rev. C. W. Irvin, Rev. 
G. L. Whiteley, Elder J. W. Paisley, Elder C. N. Woods. 

Nominations — Rev C. E. Hodgin, Rev. C. W. Robinson, 
Rev. J. S. Kennison, Elder Z. V. Walser, Elder W. B. Milner. 

Auditing Committee — Elder C. J. Angle, Elder McBride 
Holt, Elder J. W. Pickett. 

Minutes of Assembly— Uey. T. M. McConnell, Rev. W. 
P. McCorkle, Rev. W. S. Milne. 



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Leave of Absence — Rev. W. P. Robertson, Rev. R. L. Ber- 
ry, Elder D. H. Coble. 

Resolution of Thanks — Rev. R. L. Henderlite, Elder E. 
L. Anderson, Elder E. B. Wheeler. 

A communication from the Young People's League was 
referred to the Committee on Young People's Societies. 

Presbytery took recess for five minutes. Re-assembled 
at 11 :00 a. m., and heard an address by Rev. John McEachern 
on his work in Korea. 

E. C. Murray. Jr., after answering in the affirmative the 
constitutional questions propounded by the Moderator, was 
duly ordained to preach the Gospel by prayer and the lay- 
ing on of the hands of the Presbytery in accordanace with 
the Book of Church Order. The Moderator then delivered 
an appropriate charge and Dr. Craig delivered to him a cer- 
tificate of ordination. 

Dr. T. M. McConnell and Rev. W. P. McCorkle spoke a 
few minutes to the Presbytery of the books they had written. 
Presbytery took recess till 2 :00 p. m. 



SECOND DAY — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 :35 p. m. 

Mr. J. H. Jones of the Blacknall Memorial asked to be 
taken under the care of the Presbytery as a candidate for 
the Gospel ministry. After the usual examination on experi- 
mental religion, the motive for seeking the Gospel ministry, 
he was so received and enrolled as one of our candidates. 

Rev. R. Murphy Williams made a verbal report on the 
work of the Orphan's Home. On motion, Presbytery heart- 
ily endorsed the work the Board of Regents have done and 
and endeavoring to do and pledged our hearty support in 
their plans for building as outlined and the support of the 



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Orphans' work, and endorsed the special effort to raise this 
amount on Thanksgiving Day. 

Rev. T. F. Haney of Concord Presbytery presented a 
certificate to this Presbytery and after the . usual examina- 
tion, was enrolled. 

The Trinity Avenue church, formerly Durham Second, 
recently organized by Dr. 0. G. Jones, evangelist, was en- 
rolled. Dr. Jones' work in organizing the church was com- 
mended. 

Dr. 0. G. Jones was igranted permission to labor out- 
side the bounds of Presbytery until the next meeting of 
Presbytery. 

The following report on Bible Cause was submitted and 
adopted : 

''We are reminded that this cause has .suffered like all the 
other causes of the church during the disturbed condition of civil 
affairs in our own country and throughout the world. Those in charge 
of the work have been hampered in their efforts to extend the work 
and reach with God's Word multitudes of needy people. 

Contributions. The contributions from all sources last year 
were $866,758.86. The contributions of the Synod of North Carolina 
were $3,423.00, an increase over the preceding year of $769.00. The 
contributions of Orange Presbytery to the Society was $616.00, be- 
ing an increase of $161.00 over the preceding year. We would urge 
all of our churches to give their most liberal support to this great 
cause that lies at the foundation of all Christian work and would 
recommend that a larger percentage of the budget of the churches 
be allowed to the Bible Cause. 

W. O. SAMPLE, Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess till 8 :00 p. m. Closed with pray- 
er by Rev. C. E. Hodgin. 



SECOND DAY — Wednesday Evening Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 8 :00 p. m. Rev. S. M. Ran- 
kin presided. 

Presbytery listened with profound attention to an ad- 



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dress by Dr. John S. Foster on ''Securing Recruits for the 
Gospel Ministry." Rev. M. E. Hansel led the Presbytery in 
special prayer for recruits for the ministry. 

Ruling Elder Marshall B. Wyatt of the Trinity Avenue 
church, Durham, presented himself to the Presbytery and 
asked to be taken under our care as a candidate for the min- 
istry. After the usual examination on experimental religion 
and motives for seeking the ministry he was so received. 

. Rev. T. W. Simpson, chairman of the Committee to pre- 
pare a memorial of Rev. John R. Herndon, submitted the 
following memorial which was adopted by a rising vote: 

REV. JOHN RANKIN HERNDON 

John Eankin Herndon, son of Jacob C. and Martha B. Herndon, 
was born in Eutherford county, Tennessee, August 22nd, 1862. After 
finishing his studies in the schools of his native county, he entered 
the Southwestern Presbyterian University; graduating from the 
literary department in 1886, and from the theological department 
of the same University in 1889. He was ordained to the gospel min- 
istry in April, 1889, by the Presbytery of Nashville. His first pas- 
torate was served in the Westminster church, Nashville, Tennessee, 
in 1889 to 1894. For the year following this work, he was evan- 
gelist for the Presbytery of Nashville. In January, 1896, he ac- 
cepted a call to the pastorate of the First Presbyterian church of 
Johnson City, Tennessee. From there he was called to the Glade 
Springs church in Virginia, where he remained until August, 1907, 
at which time he became associate editor of the ''Christian Ob- 
server," Louisville, Kentucky. In 1908 he accepted a call to the 
church at Cleveland, Tennessee, continuing his work on the editorial 
staff of the ''Christian Observer." He remained in this field of 
labor until the Autumn of 1915, when he accepted the pastorate of 
the Presbyterian church of Ocala, Florida. 



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He accepted a call to the pastorate of the Waughtown Presby- 
terian church, Winston-Salem, N. C, in August, 1919, and was in- 
stalled as pastor of that church, September 28, 1919, where he re- 
mained until the time of his tragic death. 

Mr. Herndon was married to Sue Eogan Wood, June 29th, 1899, 
and to this union were born two daughters, Sarah and Margaret. 

The life of this servant of God was characterized by earnest 
devotion to the work of his Master, the evangelistic note sounded 
clearly in all his preaching and bore much fruit through his ministry. 
As a man he represented the fine type of citizen that every communi- 
ty delights to claim, cultured, refined, endowed with a splendid mind 
and a noble Christian heart that led him to humbly offer these to 
the service of his fellow-man. The section of Winston-Salem where 
he spent the last days of his life knew his true worth as a citizen 
and friend. As a Presbyter, he knew the work of the church at 
large, had a high and noble conception of her mission; possessed a 
wide personal atquaintance with the personnel of the church, and 
always delighted to aid in the work of its courts. He served as 
Stated Clerk of his Presbytery in Tennessee, as Eecording Clerk for 
the Synod of North Carolina and as Permanent Clerk of Orange Pres- 
bytery. 

His death came in a sudden and tragic manner on December 22, 
1920. While returning from the post office, across the street a few 
blocks from his home in Waughtown, he was struck by an automobile 
and killed instantly. 

Strong in body, brilliant in mind, noble in spirit, devoted and 
loving in heart, active in service — called suddenly but ready to go. 

T. W. SIMPSON, Chairman. 

Rev. A. W. Crawford, Superintendent of Synodical Home 
Missions, addressed the Presbytery on behalf of his work. 
On motion the churches of the Presbytery were urged to 
send half of their yearly apportionment to Synodical Missions 
before October 1st. 

The following were nominated Commissioners to the 
General Assembly: Rev. J. S. Foster, D. D., Rev. E. N. Cald- 
well, Rev. George W. Lee, principals. Rev. R. S. Arrowood, 
J S, Kenuison and C. F. Myers,, D. D., alternates, respectively. 



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Elders J. W. Wharton, J. L. Conrad and Z. V. Walser, prin- 
cipals, and Elders E. B. Elridge, T. S. Neal and C. N. Woods, 
alternates, respectively. 

The Graham chtirch was unanimously chosen as the place 
for the next stated meeting, and the time was fixed Tuesday, 
April 11th, 1922, at 8 :00 p. m. 

The Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Dr. Scanlon 
till tomorrow morning at 9 :00 a. m. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session 

Thursday, September 22nd, 1922. 

Presbytery reconvened and opened with devotional ex- 
ercises conducted by the Moderator. Business of yesterday's 
sessions was read and approved. 

Rev. E. A. Shenck of Greensboro, pastor of the Lutheran 
church, was introduced to the Presbytery and invited to sit 
as a visiting brother. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies submitted the 
following report which was adopted: 

Your Committee on Calls and Supplies would report that calls 
for the pastoral services of Eev. W. P. Robertson from Cross Roads 
and Stony Creek churches, Cross Roads to pay the sum of $737.00 
and have services on the second, fourth and fifth Sundays, and Stony 
Creek to pay $646.00 and have services the first and third Sundays. 

Calls from Wilkesboro and Elkin for the pastoral services of 
Rev. W. T. Pearman, Elkin to pay $500.00 and have half of his time 
and Wilkesboro to pay $300.00 and have two services a month. 

A call from Waughtown church for the pastoral services of Rev. 
T. "W. Haney, promising to pay a salary of $2500.00 

We recommend that all these calls be found in order and placed 
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Mr. Pearman and Mr. Haney signified their acceptance 
of the calls. 

The Committee on Minutes of the General Assembly re- 
ported as follows: 

Your Committee on Minutes of the General Assembly reports, 
calling attention to the following items: 

1. Page 34, reply to Federal Council. 

2. Page 38, in regard to the growth of our church, '^in the 
last twenty years while the population of the United States has in- 
creased 40 per cent the membership of our church has grown 72 per 
cent. The Presbyterian is the only church that has grown faster 
than the population of the country." 

3. Page 43, urging support of the Lord's Day Alliance. 

4. Page 48, relative to Church Papers and Progressive Program. 

5. Page 54, in regard to Foreign Missions. 

6. Page 66, in regard to transfer of members. 

7. Page 68, in regard to rotation in oflSce of elders and deacons. 

8. Page 188, in regard to the report of ad interim committee on 
the deacon. We recommend that the substitute sent down to the 
Presbytery be adopted. 

T. M. McCONNELL, Chairman. 
The report with the recommendation was adopted. 

In regard to rotation in office of elders and deacons, the 
Presbytery answered the overture in the affirmative. 

The Presbytery voted in the affirmative, allowing elders 
to deliver charge to the pastor. 

A special order of the day, viz : The hearing of the Pres- 
bytery 's Home Mission report was taken up. Rev. S. M. 
Rankin, Chairman, submitted the following report : 

Since the last regular meeting of Presbytery, our work has made 
good progress. We have had eighteen men employed and they have 
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Every mission field except Cross Eoads and Stony Creek has been 
supplied, and Cross Eoads and Stony Creek have now called a pastor, 
Eev. W. P. Eobertson. 

Eev. E. B. Thompson has been secured for the Caswell group and 
has now been in the. field for two months. 

Eev. W. T. Pearman has been secured for the Elkin and Wilkes- 
boro churches. He has already received several new members into 
Elkin church. 

Five candidates for the ministry have labored with us this sum- 
mer. Mr. E. H. Stone has been with Eev. Wayne Thompson in Ashe 
county, giving most of his time to Jefferson. Mr, J. W. Witherspoon 
has labored with Eev. C. W. Irwin in Alleghany county. Mr. B. L. 
Bowman has served the Danbury group. Mr. N. P. Farrior supplied 
the Leaksville group again this summer. Mr. E. M. Cochrane open- 
ed up a new work at Eonda in Wlilkes county. 

Evangelistic meetings have been held in most of our churches 
with good results. The combined report of these results will be sub- 
mitted to the spring meeting of Presbytery. 

A new church has been organized at East Burlington and a re- 
quest for an organization at Peak Creek in Ashe county is before 
the Presbytery at this meeting. All of our men except one have 
been paid in full to date. 

A new church at Peak Creek in Ashe county is before the Pres- 
bytery at this meeting. All of our men except one have been paid 
in full to date. 

After mature investigation and deliberation and consultation 
with the members, we recommend that the DeLane church property 
be sold for $450.00, that the church organization be dissolved and 
that the present members be transferred to the Glade Valley church. 

S. M. EANKIN, Chairman. 

Pending the adoption of the report, a number of address- 
es by our workers on the field were heard by Presbytery. 

It was made the order of the day for 2 :30 this afternoon, 
to hear the Foreign Mission report. 



After prayer by the Moderator, Presbytery took recess 
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THIRD DAY — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 :00 p. m. The report of the 
Home Mission Committee was adopted with its recommenda- 
tions. The DeLane church was formally dissolved. The 
church property was ordered to be sold as per recommenda- 
tion. The membership of the church was ordered trans- 
ferred to the Glade Valley church. 

In accordance with the recommendation of the report, 
the following resolution was passed: 

Resolved, That a Commission consisting of Rev. E. Wayne Thomp- 
son, C. W. Irwin, S. M. Eankin and Ruling Elders E. B. Eldridge and 
Don Bear, be appointed to organize a church at Peak Creek in Ashe 
county, if the way be clear. 

Mr. E. B. Eldridge, Principal of Glade Valley High 
School, was heard in behalf of the school. 

The Committee on Foreign Missions submitted its re- 
port and the following recommendations were adopted: 

1. That our Presbytery make arrangements for carrying the 
Four and a Half Million Drive by means of the Presbyterian Pro- 
gressive Program to a glorious success in every church. 

2. That Presbytery instruct its Foreign Mission Committee to 
take as its Foreign Mission Goal, (1) a Foreign Mission sermon 
and (2), the full Foreign Mission quota or at least a Foreign Mission 
offering, in every church in the Presbytery, so that no blanks may 
appear in the next Assembly Minutes under the head of Foreign 
Missions in our Presbytery. 

3. That Presbytery urge observance of October 30th, as Foreign 
Mission Day in all its Sunday schools as ordered by the Assembly, 
and the organization of classes in all our churches to study Bedinger's 
''Triumphs of the Gospel in the Belgian Congo," 

4. That this Presbytery, in accordance with the action of the 
General Assembly, urge its churches, societies and individuals to 
assume, whenever practicable. Definite Obligations for Individual 
Missionaries or Other Definite Parts of our Foreign Mission Work, 



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since this method is used by all Foreign Mission Boards with re- 
sults that completely justify its adoption. 

5. That Presbytery emphasize our foreign fields need of phys- 
ical equipment and missionary re-enforcements and instruct all its 
pastors to issue from their pulpits a Call for Missionary Doctors 
and to follow up this call by personal interviews with Christian phys- 
icians. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

DAVIS H. SCANLON, Chairman. 

Rev. N. R. Claytor made the following report on Elam 
church : 

Kev. J. S. Morrow visited this church and held a series of ser- 
vices which the people greatly enjoyed. A few members of this 
church wish Presbytery to continue the organization of Elam church 
and if possible, make provision for services. I would recommend 
that Rev. J. S. Morrow from time to time, be sent to this church to 
conduct services, as often as seems wise to the Home Mission Com- 
mittee, and that for the present, the organization of this church be 
continued. 

N. R. CLAYTOR. 

The following reports of installation were submitted: 

Your Commission appointed to install Rev R. E. Henderlite, per- 
formed that duty at Little River on Sunday morning, June 12th, 1921, 
and at South Lowell the afternoon of the same day. 

S. M. RANKIN, Chairman. 

The Commission consisting of Rev. T. M. McConnell, T. W. Simp- 
son, G. W. Lee and Elder E. L. Anderson, appointed to install Dr, 
J. S. Foster, pastor of the First church, Winston-Salem, report their 
duty performed on Sabbath, April 17th, 1921. Dr. McConnell pre- 
sided, preached the sermon and propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions. Rev. T. W. Simpson delivered the charge to the pastor and 
Rev. G. W. Lee the charge to the people. 

T. M. McCONNELL, Chairman. 

Rev. R. S. Carson was installed pastor of Edgemont church the 
first Sabbath in May, 1921, at 8:00 p. m. 

Rev. Bradshaw preached, presided and propounded the 



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constitutional questions Dr. Scanlon charged the pastor and Kuling 
Elder W>arner of the First church, Durham, charged the people. 

Bev. J. S. Kennison was installed at Blacknall Memorial church, 
September 6th, 1921, at 8:00 p. m. Eev. H. S. Bradshaw preached, 
presided and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. D. H. 
Scanlon charged the pastor, Rev. R. S. Carson charged the people. 

H. S. BRADSHAW, Chairman. 

On the 10th of May, your Commission installed Rev. M. E. Han- 
sel, pastor of Bethlehem church. Dr. Moss presided, propounded the 
constitutional questions and preached the sermon. Dr. 0. G. Jones 
charged the pastor and Elder R, W. Scott, charged the people. 

O. G. JONES. 

On the 22nd of April, 1921, your commission ordained and in- 
stalled Rev. Wade C. Smith as j)astor of the Church by the Side of 
the Road. Rev. 0. G. Jones presided, propounded the constitutional 
questions and charged the pastor. Dr. Charles F. Myers preached 
the sermon and Dr. W. C. Smith of the North Carolina College, charg- 
ed the people. 

Your Commssion to install Rev. M. E. Hansel as pastor of Haw- 
fields at Hawfield and Bethany church, met at Hawfields, Sunday, 
June 5th, at 11:00 a. m. Rev. A, W. Shaw presided, propounded the 
constitutional questions and charged the pastor. Rev. S. M. Rankin 
preached the sermon, and Rev. Wade Smith charged the congrega- 
tion. 

The same Commision met at Bethany at 8:00 p. m. Rev. S. M. 
Rankin presided, propounded the constitutional questions and charg- 
ed the pastor. Rev. A. W. Shaw preached the sermon and charged 
the congregation. 

These reports were adopted. 

Standing Committee on Installations reported as follows: 

Commission to install Rev. T. F. Haney at Waughtown: Dr. John 
S. Foster to preside and preach. Rev. T. W. Simpson to charge the 
pastor. Rev. Geo. W. Lee to charge the people, and Elder C. M. Nor- 
fleet to complete the commission. Alternates: Rev. Chas. E. Hodgin, 
Rev. Chas. P. Coble, Rev. S. M. Rankin and Elder E. L. Anderson. 

To install Rev. W. T. Pearman at Elkin: Rev. C. W. Robertson 
to preside, preach and propound the constitutional questions, Rev. 
S. M. Rankin to charge the pastor, Elder Leonard Vyne to charge the 



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people. At Wilkesboro: Eev. S. M. Kankin to preside, preach and 
propound the constitutional questions, and Elder J. E. Finley to 
charge the people and Eev. C. W. Eobertson to charge the pastor. 

The report was adopted. 

The Presbytery took the following action on the installa- 
tion of Rev. W. P. McCorkle: "Rev. W. P. McCorkle having 
been providentially prevented from being installed at the 
time agreed upon and the removal of Mr. Mclver having pre- 
vented the Commission from being called to meet at a later 
date, it was ordered that Rev. A. W. Shaw, Rev. R. E. Hen- 
derlite. Rev. E. N. Caldwell and Elder J. M. Workman in 
addition to Rev. T. M. McConnell, D. D., J. H. White and 
R. L. Barnwell be appointed a commission to install Rev. W. 
P. McCorkle on the fourth Sunday in October as follows : 
At Piedmont at 11 :00 a. m., Dr. McConnell to preside and 
charge the pastor, Rev. A. W. Shaw to preach, and J. Harvey 
White to charge the people. At Shiloh at 3 :30 p. m. : Dr. Mc- 
Connell to preach, Rev. E. N. Caldwell to charge the pastor 
and Elder J. M. Workman to charge the people. At Elmira 
at 7:30 p. m. : Rev. E. N. Caldwell to preach. Dr. McConnell 
to charge the pastor and Ruling Elder R. L. Barnwell to 
charge the people." 

The Committee on Publication and Sabbath Schools, sub- 
mitted the following report: 

Several books of value have been published by members of our 
Presbytery during recent years which were not published through 
our Presbyterian Committee of Publication. Some account of them 
has been given by Dr. McConnell and Mr. McCorkle. Dr. E. E. 
Webb 's book on Theology is in the hands of the publishers. A sub- 
scription list was necessary to insure its publication. 

We recommend: 

1. That these books be commended to our ministers. 

2. That in view of the fact that valuable books have been pub- 
lished by private enterprise which should have been published and 
advertised by our Committee and in view of the fact that our Com- 
mittee is making approximately $7000.00 a year profit for eighteen 



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years, which is contributed to other causes we, recommend that it 
is the sense of this body that our Committee should expend a large 
part of the earning in encouraging authorship in the Southern Pres- 
byterian Church. 

3. That our Stated Clerk communicate this action to our com- 
mittee. 

4. Several Sunday School Conventions have been held in the 
bounds of our Presbytery under the auspices of the North Carolina 
Sunday School Association. The date set of Eally Day is October 
2nd. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

E. S. AEEOWOOD, Chairman. 

This report was adopted. 

The following resolution was passed: 

Resolved, That the Presbytery of Orange would urge all our pas- 
tors and sessions to increase, as far as possible, the circulation of 
our Church papers, especially the Presbyterian Standard, among our 
people. The Church paper in the homes of our people is an indispens- 
able agency of the Church for the cultivation of the spiritual life, 
for the dissemination of sound doctrine and for the information of 
our people, touching the work and opportunity of our Church. 

The Treasurer of Orange Presbytery submitted the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted: 

Receipts Disburs. Bal Sept. 1 



Foreign Missions - - 


$ 4,479.87 


$ 4,479.87 


Assembly's Home Missions 


1,826.34 


1,826.34 


Synodical Home Missions 


1,115.53 


1,115.53 


Presbvterian Home Missions 


1,696.63 


1,696.63 


Christian Ed & Min. Eelief 


777.38 • 


777.38 


Orphans ' Home 


600.02 


600.02 


Schools and Colleges 


1,144.29 


1,144.29 


Sabbath School Extension 


299.69 


299.69 


Bible Cause 


152.73 


152.73 


Assembly's Training School 


150.93 


150.93 


Presbyterial Fund, Balance 6-10- 


__ 1,074.92 


1,080.44 


Totals, Bal. Apr. 1, $6.10 


-__$13,318.33 


$13,323.85 



Eespectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Treasurer. 



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Standing Committee on Nominations made the following 
report, which was adopted : 

1. The present Executive Committee on Bible Cause, Sabbath and 
Family Eeligion, Orphans' Home, Womans' Work and Young Peo- 
ple's Societies be reelected. 

2. The following be elected as the Committee on Schools and 
Colleges: Eev. T. W, Simpson, Chairman; Kev. J. S. Foster, D. D., 
Eev. T. F. Haney and Mr. Harvey White. 

3. That Eev. D. I. Craig, D. D., be reelected as Trustee of Dav- 
idson College for another term. 

4. That the Trustees of the Flora McDonald College whose term 
of office expires at this meeting of Presbytery be re-elected for an- 
other term. That Eev. J. S. Foster, D. D. be elected to fill out the 
unexpired term of Eev. D. Mclver as Trustee of Flora McDonald 
College. 

5. That Eev. H. S. Bradshaw, D. D., and Mr. A. M. Scales, be re- 
elected as Trustees of Peace Institute. 

6. That Eev. E. E. Henderlite be added to the examining com- 
mitte on Church History. 

7. That Eev. M. E. Hansel be elected Chairman of Assembly's 
Home Mission Committee in place of Eev. O. G. Jones, D. D. 

The following report on Christian Education and Min- 
isterial Relief was adopted: 

Orange Presbytery has under its care fourteen candidates for 
the Ministry. During the coming year six of our candidates will 
pursue their studies at Union Seminary, two at Davidson College, 
one at Columbia University, New York, and the other four are en- 
gaged in teaching. Messrs. E. H. Stone, J. W. W^itherspoon and J. 
W. Mann did splendid work at Union Seminary last year as their 
reports show. Mr. Mann's grades in the middle class were as follows: 

Old Testament Interpretation, A; New Testament Interpreta- 
tion, B and A; Church History, A and B plus; English Bible, 
B plus; Christian Sociology, B plus; Systematic Theology, B and A; 
Sunday School Work, A; Eeligious Education, A. 

Mr. Stone's grades in the Junior class were as follows: 



Hebrew, B and B plus; Sacred Geography, A; Church History, 



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B plus; Old Testament Introduction, A; New Testament Interpreta- 
tion, B plus and A; Sunday School Organization and Pedagogy, A; 
Systematic Theology, B plus and A; Homiletics, B; Eeligious Edu- 
cation, A; English Bible, B plus. 

Mr. Witherspoon 's grades in the Junior Class were as follows: 

Hebrew, B plus; Sacred Geography, B plus; Church History, B 
plus; Religious Education, A; Systematic Theology, B plus; English 
Bible, A; Old Testament Interpretation, A; New Testament Interpre- 
tation, A and B; Sunday School Organization and Pedagogy, B plus; 
Homiletics, B. 

Mr. H. C. Hamilton will enter Union Seminary this Fall and also 
Mr. J. H. Jones and Mr. Marshall Wyatt who were received under 
the care of Presbytery at this meeting. 

Mr. A. V. Gibson's grades in the Sophomore Class at Davidson 
were as follows, for the spring term: 

Bible, 64; Biology, 85; English, 80; Political Science, 78; History, 
66; Latin, 30; Military Science, 81. 

Mr, R. M. Cochrane 's grades in the Freshman Class at Davidson 
were as follows: 

Bible, 87; English, 64; Mathematics, 72; Military Science, 82; 
Physiology and Hygiene, 50; Spanish, 37, 

Messrs. J. W. Mann and J. H. Jones have applied for a loan of 
$100.00 each, and Messrs. A. V, Gibson and R. M, Cochrane have 
applied for a loan of $150.00 each. We recommend that the appli- 
cations be approved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E, HODGIN, Chairm.an. 

Committee on Resolution of Thanks submitted the fol- 
lowing report : 

Your Committee would respectfully report the following: 

The Presbytery expresses its hearty appreciation of the hospi- 
table entertainment given the Presbytery by the good people of 
Buffalo church, especially the Presbytery was delighted at the social 
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met around the table of good things. Our thanks are also due Mr. 
and Mrs. E. P. Wharton for their delightful entertainment, also for 
the automobile service rendered during the whole meeting. 

The Committee on Systematic Beneficence submitted the 
following report, which was approved: 

We recommend: 

1. That the Presbytery of Orange accept the Assembly's new 
Three-Year Plan for Stewardship, adopted by the Assembly of 1921. 

2. That Orange Presbytery again accept the quota of $158,071 
apportioned to it by the Synod inasmuch as the Assembly 's goal is 
the same as that of this year, viz: $4,500,000.00 j 

3. That the committee be directed to make a detailed report as 
to the Assembly's equipment fund with a recommendation to the ad- 
journed meeting of Presbytery at Synod. 

4. That we accept the plan for the unified control under the 
Stewardship Committee for all financial campaigns. 

E. N. CALDWELL, Chairman. 

Rev. W. M. Hunter of Concord Presbytery was intro- 
duced and invited to sit as a corresponding member. He 
was heard for five minutes on the subject of Christian Edu- 
cation. 

On motion the Presbytery authorized the Deacons of the 
North Wilkesboro First church to dispose of certain proper- 
ty in North Wilkesboro which was formerly used for a color- 
ed school, reserving the house and lot occupied by Rev. J. S. 
Morrow and the lot on which the church stands. They were 
authorized to turn the proceeds over to Presbj^ery. 

On motion, Dr. Scanlon and Elders E. P. Wharton and 
W. P. Carmichael were appointed a committee to confer with 
the representative of Assembly's Committee on Home Mis- 
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colored people in Durham and report at the meeting of Pres- 
bytery during its adjourned meeting at Synod. 

Verbal reports from the Trustees of Davidson College 
were heard by the Presbytery. 

Rev. L. T. Wilds, Rev. G. L. Whiteley and Elder G. W. 
Denny, Commissioners to the General Assembly, reported 

their attendance and diligence. 

Commission to ordain Rev. R. L. Berry, reported as fol- 
lows : 

Your Commission appointed to ordain Mr. E. L. Berry as an 
evangelist, performed that duty at Dan River church on June 19th, 
1921. ITie Commission as constituted was composed of Rev. Geo. 
W. Lee, Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Rev. Z. V. Roberson and Ruling Elder 
W. W. Burke. Rev. George W. Lee preached the ordination sermon. 
Rev. Z. V. Roberson, who presided, recited the proceedings of the 
Presbytery preparatory to the ordination, pointed out the nature and 
importance of the ordinance and then proposed the constitutional 
questions to the candidate. Rev. R. W. George and the Ruling Elder 
of Dan River church were then invited to take part in the laying 
on of hands. Of this laying on of hands and a prayer offered by 
Rev. Geo. W. Lee, Mr. R. L. Berry was solemnly set apart to the 
Holy office of the Gospel ministry. The right hand of fellowship 
was then given and the presiding officer pronounced that Mr, Berry 
had been regularly ordained as an evangelist agreeably to the Word 
of God and the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States. Rev. Z. V. Roberson then delivered the charge to Mr. Berry 
and Rev. R. S. Arrowood delivered an address, of the nature of a 
charge to the congregation. The service was concluded with a hymn 
and the pronouncing of the Apostolic Benediction by Rev. R. L. 
Berry. 

Z. V. ROBERSON, Chairman. 

Commission to organize a church at East Burlington, re- 
ported as follows: 

The organization was perfected August 22nd, at 8:00 p. m., in 
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presiding, and Eev. W. P. McCorkle and Eev. E. N. Caldwell and 
Eev. S. M. Eankin, together with Elders Barnwell, Morrow and Tate 
of Burlington First church. The church commences its life with 
sixteen charter members. Messrs. William J. Horn and Thomas P. 
Wilson were elected and ordained Euling Elders. Mr. John W. Eice 
was duly elected, and installed a Deacon. The voted name for the 
new organization is the East Burlington Presbyterian church. The 
site is owned by the church and the building commitfee was ap- 
pointed to consider the erection of a suitable structure. 

E. N. CALDWELL, Chairman. 

The church was enrolled. 

On motion Presbytery decided not to publish the minutes 
of this meeting with the understanding that three typewritten 
copies be prepared for the Stated Clerk and that the appor- 
tionment for Systematic Beneficence will be published later 
and sent to the churches. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence reported as follows: 

Your Committee would report that letters have been put into 
our hands from Eevs. W. P. Thompson, J. W. Clegg and Norman W. 
Farrior, offering excuses for their absence from this meeting of Pres- 
bytery and we recommend that their reasons for absence be approved. 

We have granted leave of absence as follows: To Eev. E. S. Car- 
son after Wednesday noon, to Eevs. H. S. B'radshaw and W. B. Milne 
after Wednesday, and to Eevs. W. 0. Sample, N. E. Claytor and 
Elders E. J. Wrenn, W. O. Smith and C. C. Smith after Thursday 
morning. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

W). P. McCOEKLE, Chairman. 

The report was adopted. 

The motion prevailed that when Presbytery adjourns it 
do so to meet at the call of the Moderator during the meet- 
ing of Synod at Tarboro. Minutes of today's session were 
read and approved. Presbytery adjourned with prayer and 



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the Apostolic Benediction by the Moderator, to meet during 
the sessions of Synod at Tarboro. 

JOHN McEACHERN, Moderator. • 

C. P. COBLE, Permanent Clerk 

R. S. ARROWOOD, 

Temporary Clerk. 

Attest : 

D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk, 



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ADJOURNED MEETING 



Tarboro, N. C, Oct. 19', 1921. 

Adjourned meeting of Presbytery of Orange held in 
Tarboro, N. C, during meeting of Synod of North Carolina, 
October 19th, 1921. 

The Rev. D. I. Crai^g, acted Moderator and opened with 
prayer. 

Those present were : Revs. D. I. Craig, S. M. Rankin, D. 
H. Scanlon, M. E. Hansel, N. R. Claytor, E. N. Caldwell, 
H. S. Bradshaw, C. D. Whiteley, G. L. Whiteley, Murphy 
Williams, E. B. Thompson, and G. W. Lee, and J. S. Mor- 
row. Elders, W. H. McLean, M^r. Barney, J. A. Matheson, 
C. C. McLean, J. W. Summers, R. H. Claytor and R. P. 
Richardson. 

Business — Rev. E. B. Thompson, was received from At- 
lanta Presbytery, and calls were put in his hands from Be- 
thesda, Greers, Pleasant Grove churches and a request as 
Stated Supply from Yanceyville church. These calls were 
accepted by Bro. Thompson, and committee to install him 
was appointed, as follows: Revs. S. M. Rankin, J. H. Smith, 
and N. R. Claytor, with Elders Tom Neal and George Wil- 
liamson. 

Rev. 0. G. Jones was dismissed to Meridian Presbytery, 
Synod of Mississippi. 

Committee to investigate and report to Synod on pur- 
chasin,g the negro school, known as ''The National Training 
School, of Durham, N. C," was appointed, as follows: Rev. 
Dr. Scanlon, and Messrs. E. P. Wharton and W. D. Car- 
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Closed with prayer by Rev. H. S. Bradshaw. 

Tarboro, N. C, October 21, 1921. 

The Presbytery met again and was opened with prayer 
by Dr. Scanlon. 

A petition with fifteen names from Collinstown, asking 
to be organized into a church, was received, accepted, moved 
and granted. Commission as follows was appointed to or- 
ganize the church, if the way be clear, at time to be set later : 
Revs. Rankin, Berry, Roberson, George, and G. W. Lee, with 
Elders H. M. Joyce, R. Reid Forest, to constitute the Commis- 
sion. 

The fund known as the Equipment Fund of the General 
Assembly, was approved. 

There being no other business, the Presbytery of Orange 
adjourned to meet in the First Presbyterian church in 
Graham, April 11th, 1922. 

Closed with prayer by Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D. 



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CALLED MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, January 9th, 1922. 

Orange Presbytery met in the First Presbyterian church, 
Greensboro, N. C, January 9th, 1922, at 2:00 p. m., under 
the following call: 

The constitutional requirements being met, I hereby call a meet- 
ing of Orange Presbytery to convene in the First Presbyterian 
church, Greensboro, N. C, on Monday, January 9, 1922, at 2 o 'clock 
p. m., to transact the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. To receive Eev. W. E. Potter, D. D., from Fort Worth Pres- 
bytery, and to act upon a call from the Burlington church for him, 
and all matters pertaining thereto. 

2. To act upon a recommendation from the Stewardship Com- 
mittee in response to a request from the Synod's Stewardship Com- 
mittee. 

D. I. CEAIG, Stated Clerk. 
Eeidsville, N. C, December 30, 1921. 

The following members were present: Ministers — S. M. 
Rankin, R. Murphy Williams, M. E. Hansel, E. Frank Lee, 
Geo. W .Lee, W. S. Milne, E. N. Caldwell, Chas. F. Myers, 
Robert S. Arrowood and Elder R. G. Lea. 

Rev. E. Frank Lee, the last Moderator present, acted as 
Moderator. Presbytery opened with prayer, led by Rev. A. 
W. Crawford. 

Call was read, found in order and approved. 

Rev. S. M. Rankin reported that he had received a letter 
from Dr. Potter, statiujg that he was not ready to be received. 
So the first item was passed over. 

The following recommendation of the Presbytery's 
Stewardship Committee was read and adopted: 

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that its Treasurer be instructed, to pay our part of the salary 
of the Synodical Manager of the Presbyterian Progressive 
Program out of the funds coming into his hands for the 
Benevolent Causes with the understanding that our part of 
the salary and expense account is not to exceed three thousand 
dollars for the church year 1922- '23. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. E. Frank Lee. 



ROBT. S. ARROWOOD, 
Temporary Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, December 13, 1921. 

The Presbytery of Orange met at the call of the Stated 
Clerk in the Smith Memorial Building of the F'irst Presby- 
terian church, Greensboro, N. C, at 2 :00 p. m. Constituted 
with prayer by Eev. A. W. Shaw, the last Moderator present. 

The following call was read: 

In the absence of the Moderator and in accordance with the 
Book of Church Order, par. 79, I hereby call a meeting of Orange 
Presbytery to be held in First Presbyterian church, Greensboro, N. 
C, on Tuesday, December 13, 1921, at 2:00 o'clock p. m.: 

1. To receive the Eev. Marion S. Huske from Asheville Pres- 
bytery. 

2. To place a call from the Eeidsville church in his hands, ''if 
the way be clear," and arrange for his installation. 

3. To dissolve the pastoral relation between the Eev, W. B. 
Goebel and Madison church, ''if the way be clear." 

D. I. CEAIG, Stated Clerk. 
Eeidsville, N. C, November 30, 1921. 

Attendance — Rev. D. I. Craig, Rev. A. W. Shaw, Rev. 
S. M. Rankin, Rev. C. P. Coble, Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Rev. 
C. E. Hodgin, and Elder E. F. Hall, Reidsville church. 

Mr. R. P. Richardson of Reidsville church was extended 
privilege of the floor. 

Call was found in order, and Presbytery proceeded with 
business in order named. 

1. Rev. Marion S. Huske presented certificate of dis- 
mission from Asheville Presbytery, and after the usual ex- 
amination, was received into this Presbytery and enrolled. 

2. A call from the Reidsville church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. M. S. Huske for all his time, at a salary of 
$2500, per year and Manse, and a vacation of four weeks ; was 



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read, found in order and placed in his hands and accepted 
by him. 

The following order for his installation taken : Rev. D. 
I. Craig, to preside, propound constitutional questions; Rev. 
R. M. Williams to preach and charge pastor; Elder A. M. 
Scales to charge the congregation. Rev. C. E. Hodgin alter- 
nate to either ; Elder W. C. Smith alternate to Scales. Time, 
Second Sunday in January at 11 :00 a. m. 

3. The joint request from Rev. W. B. Goebel and the 
Madison church for the dissolution of the pastoral relation 
was presented by Rev. S. M. Rankin, who read a letter from 
Mr. Goebel. Request granted and the pastoral relation dis- 
solved. 

On motion. Rev. W. B. Goebel was granted permission to 
labor outside bounds of the Presbytery till our next regular 
meeting. 

On motion, the Presbytery adjourned with prayer by 
Rev. S. M. Rankin. 

A. W. SHAW, Moderator. 

C. P. COBLE, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : 



D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk, 



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REGULAR SPRING MEETING 



Graham, N. C, April 11, 1922. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in the Graham church 
Tuesday, April 11, 1922, at 8:00 P. M. In the absence of 
the Moderator, Rev. Marion S. Huske preached the opening 
sermon, text, Matt. 11:28, Matt. 26:38 and Matt. 28:18-20, 
these words, ' ' Come unto me, tarry with me and go for me. ' ' 
After the sermon Presbytery was constituted with prayer 
by Rev. H. S. Bradshaw. The roll call showed the following 
in attendance : 







v>xiurca 


D. 1. Craig, D. D. 






C. W. Robinson 


J. E. Denby 


North Wilkesboro 


C. E. Hodgin 


E. J. Davis 


Westminster 


S. M. Eankin 






J. S. Morrow 






H. S. Bradshaw, D. D. 


W. E. Kirkland 


New Hope 


R. M. Williams 


T. D. Dupey 


Church of the Covenant 


P. H. Gwynn 






W. 0. Sample 


H. L. Crowell 


Roxboro 


N. R. Claytor 


W. G. Smith 


Red House 


George W. Lee 


L. F. Shives 


North Winston 


C. P. Coble 


W. W. Smith 


High Point 


C. W. Ervin 


E. B. Eldridge 


Glade Valley 


E. Frank Lee 


W. V. Trollinger 


Buffalo 




A. T. Whittsett 


Midway 


W. P. Robertson 


James Anderson 


Cross Roads 


: J 


G. L. Barnett 


Stony Creek 


T. W. Simpson 


F. E. Evans 


Eeynolda 


J. W. Clegg, 2 






L. T. Wilds, D. D., 2 


Z. I. Walser 


Lexington 


C. B. WJiiteley 






A. W. Shaw 


J. S. Cheek 


Mebane 


G. L. Whiteley 


W. H. McLean 


Bethel 


J. H. Smith 


J. H. Donnell 


Thomasville 


E. N. Caldwell 


H. W. Scott 


Graham 


E. W. Thompson, 2 






W. S. Milne 


H. M. Coble 


Alamance 



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Ministers 


Elders 


Churches 


Z. V. Eobertson 


W. W. Burke 


Mount Airy 


E. S. Arrowood 


W. B. Mayhew 


Glenwood 


D. H. Seanlon 






J. S. Kennison 


Joseph L. Conrad 


Blacknall Memorial 


W. P. McCorkle 


J. G. Pritchard 


Elmira 




C. C. Brown 


Piedmont 


J. S. Foster, D. D. 


Charles Norfleet 


Winston, First 


M. E. Hansel 


J. P. Kerr 


Hawfields 


(( tl 


T. J. Oldham 


Bethlehem 


E. S. Carson 




Edgemont 


Wade C. Smith 


J. L. Hardin 


Church by Side of Eoad 


E. L. Berry 






E. E. Henderlite 


J. E. Michael 


Little Eiver 


T. F. Haney 






W. T. Pearman 






E. B. Thompson 


T. S. Neal 


Bethesda 


it ct 


G. L. Williamson 


Yanceyville 


(C ft 


W. P. Cook 


Pleasant Grove 


M. S. Huske 


D. E. Purcell 


Eeidsville 




A. C. Mcintosh 


Chapel Hill 




T. L. Smith 


Stoneville 




J. A. Matheson 


Greensboro, First 


W. E. Potter, D. D. 


Dr. T. S. Faucette 


Burlington 


J. S. Cooke 






S. E. Hope, F. M. 




Madison 


Elder T. D. 


Dupey was elected Moderator and Elder E. 



J. Davis, Temporary Clerk. 

A partial report of the Committee on Orders was pre- 
sented, fixing the hours of meeting, 9 :00 a. m., to 12 :30 p. 
m. ; 2 :00 p. m. to 5 :00 p. m. ; 8 :00 p. m. to adjourn at will. 

The minutes of the intermediate meetings were read and 
approved. 

The hour of 8 :00 o 'clock on Wednesday evening' was fixed 
for a Conference on Stewardship. 

Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., of Fort Worth Presbytery; 
Rev. J. S. Cook of Tygart's Valley Presbytery; Rev. S. R. 
Hope, of Charleston Presbytery and Rev. G. L. Cooper, of 



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Lexington Presbytery; were introduced and invited to sit 
as corresponding members. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer, until tomorrow morn- 
ing at 9 :00 p. m. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session 

Wednesday, April 12, 1922. 

The devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. Wade 
C. Smith, after which business was resumed. 

The minutes of last night's session were read and ap- 
proved. 

The following were enrolled, giving excuse for their tar- 
diness: Rev. J. W. Clegg, Rev. E. Wayne Thompson, Elders 
J. L. Williamson, Yanceyville ; T. L. Smith, Stoneville; A. 
T. Whitsett, Midway, J. S. Cheek, Mebane. 

Certificates dismissing Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., from 
Forth Worth Presbytery and Rev. J. S. Cook from Tygart's 
Valley Presbytery, were read, and after the usual examina- 
tion on experimental religion, theology and Church Govern- 
ment, they were received into the Presbytery and enrolled 
as members. 

The call for Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., from the Burling- 
ton First church and from the Spray church for the pastoral 
service of Rev. J. S. Cook, were read and referred to the 
Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

Application from the Madison church for the services of 
Rev. S. R. Hope, as stated supply, and from the Pleasant 
Garden church for Rev. R. S. Arrowood, as stated supply, 
were read and referred to the Committee on Calls and Sup- 
plies. 

The Moderator announced the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 



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Calls and Supplies — S. M. Rankin, W. 0. Sample, C. W. 
Robinson, W. W. Burke, A. C. Mcintosh. 

Installations — C. P. Coble, W. P. Robertson, James P. 
Kerr. 

Narrative to the Assembly — J. S. Foster, M. S. Huske, 
E. J. Davis. 

Minutes of the Synod— B. H. Scanlon, W. S. Milne, W. 
W. Smith. 

Sessional Duties— A. W. Shaw, H. E. Crowell, D. E. 
Purcell. 

Statistical Systematic Beneficence — T. W. Simpson, J. 
A. Matheson, J. L. Conrad. 

Sessional Records — Z. Y. Roberson, Chairman; 1 — N. R. 
Claytor, J. R. Michael; 2— T. F. Haney, W. T. Pearman, W. 
P. Cook; 3— J. S. Kennison, M. E. Hansel, G. L. Barnett. 

Nominations — C. E. Hodgin, J. H. Smith, H. S. Brad- 
shaw, T. J. Oldham, J. H. Donnell. 

Leave of Absence — R. S. Arrowood, P. H. Gwyn, C. C. 
Brown. 

Auditing Committee — E. J. Davis, J. L. Hardin, W. V. 
Trollinger. 

Resolution of Thanks — E. Frank Lee, J. E. Finley, F. 
E. Evans. 

Mr. Frank Smith Johnston, an Elder in the North Wins- 
ton church, and a member of the Junior Class of Davidson 
College, was presented to the Presbytery to be taken under 
its care as a candidate for the Gospel ministry. A letter 
from the session of his church endorsing his character and 
fitness was read. He was also commended by his pastor. 
Rev. George W. Lee. After examination on experimental 
religion and motives for seeking the Gospel ministry, he was 
enrolled under the care of this Presbytery as a candidate for 
the ministry. 



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Letters were read from Dr. W. T. Thompson, Dr. T. M. 
McConnell and Rev. W. S. Willielm, rendering excuse for 
non-attendance on this Presbytery. 

Doctors Thompson and McConnell were granted permis- 
sion to labor outside our bounds until the next meeting of 
Presbytery. 

Rev. ^Y. P. Goebel was granted a letter of dismission to 
Enoree Presbytery. 

Communications from the President of Davidson College 
and Chairman of the Board of Trustees were read and re- 
ferred to the Committee on Schools and Colleges. 

A communication from the Federal Council and from 
Dr. T. H. Law with regard to it, was referred to a special 
committee. Consisting of Rev. L. T. Wilds, Rev. J. S. Foster 
and Rev. C. E. Hodgin. 

A communication on family religion was referred to a 
committee on that subject. 

A communication from Mr. R. E. Magill was referred to 
a committee on Sunday School Extension and Publication. 

A communication from Rev. W. Mc. White was referred 
to the Committee on Nominations. 

A communication from Dr. Homer McMillan announc- 
ing Evangelistic Conference preceding meeting of General 
Assembly was read and called to the attention of Commis- 
sioners to the General Assembly. 

A letter from Rev. I. C. Hunt, of the Lord's Day Alli- 
ance was referred to the Committee on Family Religion. 

A communication from Rev. L. B. Lambdin was re- 
ferred to the committee on Christian Education and Ministe- 
rial Relief. 

A communication from Mr. C. A. Rowland was read and 
referred to the committee on Home Missions.. 



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Rev. R. M. Williams made a verbal report and presented 
the cause of Barium Springs Orphanage. 

The following were enrolled, giving excuse for their 
tardiness: T. S. Neal, Bethesda; W. E. Kirkland, New Hope; 
H. M. Coble, Alamance; James Anderson, Cross Roads; T. 

B. Eldridge, Glade Y alley ; Z. I. Walser, Lexington First; 
Rev. W. S. Milne; Rev. C. D. Whiteley; Rev. C. W. Ervin; 
Rev. L. T. Wilds, D. D. 

On motion the standin^g rule taking recess the second 
afternoon for committee work was suspended. Presbytery to 
re-convene at 4:00 o'clock for business. 

Order was taken for 4 :00 o 'clock this afternoon to hear 
the report of the committee on Foreign Missions. 

The Commissioners to the General Assembly, nominated 
at the Fall meeting, were elected, as follows: 

Principals — Revs. Dr. J. S. Foster, E. N. Caldwell, Geo. 
W. Lee ; Elders J. W. Wharton, J. S. Conrad, Z. V. Walser. 

Alternates — Revs. R. S. Arrowood, J. S. Kennison, Dr. 

C. F. Myers ; Elders E. B. Eldridge, T. S. Neal, C. N. Woods. 

The reports of Temporary Supplies showed a number of 
successful evangelistic meetings held in various home mission 
fields. A number of accessions to the church were reported. 

Rev. S. M'. Rankin submitted the following report cn 
Calah church property: 

Your committee would report that this property has been sold 
for $35.00, and the transfer made. There was not much to sell as 
the building had gone to ruin. 

S. M. EANKIN, 

J. M. NEALY, Special Committee. 

Approved. 

Rev. S. M. Rankin reported for the Commission to or- 
ganize Peak Creek church : 

Your Commission met at Peak Creek School House, Ashe county, 
October 3rd, 1921. Present— Kevs. E. Wayne Thompson, C. W. Irwin, 
S. M. Eankin and Ruling Elders E. B. Eldridge and Don Bare, and 



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was opened by devotional exercises. Eev. S. M. Eankin was elected 
chairman and E. B. Eldridge, clerk. The principles and articles of 
faith of the Presbyterian Church were explained by the ministers of 
the Commission. We then proceeded with the organization of the 
church. The following persons were received and organized into a 
church, according to the requirements of the Book of Church Order: 

Mr. Green Wingler, Myrtle Taylor, Mr. and^ Mrs. Alexander 
Cox, Mrs. H. Younger, Miss Ola Wjoodie, Beatrice Woodie, Elizabeth 
Woodie, Laura Woodie, Bettie Woodie, Mrs. Alverta Cox, Miss Nora 
Bowlin, Miss Ethel Bowlin, Mr. and Mrs. George Bbwlin, Miss Boyd 
Bowlin, Miss Barrel Bowlin. 

Mr. George Bowlin was elected a Euling Elder and Mr. Green 
Wingler was elected a Deacon. Both were ordained and installed. 
The name chosen was Peak Creek Presbyterian church. Eev. E. 
Wayne Thompson was called as Stated Supply. The congregation 
was dismissed by prayer and the Apostolic benediction. 

S. M. EANKIN, Chairman. 

Dr. D. H. Scanlon reported for the committee to investi- 
gate the National Training School for colored people at Dur- 
ham, that inasmuch as the Synod had appointed a committee 
on this matter that this be referred to them. 

The report of the Treasurer was read and adopted, as 
follows : 

TREASURER'S REPORT 
April 1st, 1921, to April 1st, 1922. 

Bal. Receipts Disburse. Bal. 
Apr. 1, Apr. 1, 

1921 1922 

Foreign Missions $ 11,082.58 $ 11,082.58 $ 

Assembly's Home Missions 5,818.37 5,818.37 

Synodical Home Missions.- 4,528.56 4,528.56 

Presbyterial Home Missions 7,214.97 7,214.97 

Chr. Ed. & Min. Relief 2,350.49 2,350.49 

Orphans' Home 3,970.60 3,970.60 

Schools and Colleges 4,132.41 4,132.41 

S. S. Extension & Pub 1,624.35 1,624.35 

Bible Cause 520.10 520.10 

Presbyterial Fund 10.06 1,696.92 1,446.99 259.99 

Assembly's Training School 566.60 566.60 

Totals -__$10.06 $ 43,505.95 $ 43,256.02 $ 259.99 

Eespectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Treasurer. 



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We have audited the Treasurer's Books and Annual Eeport and 
find the books neatly and accurately kept and vouchers present for 
all disbursements except two, which have not had time to reach the 
Treasurer. We find the Annual Eeport correct and the balance $259.- 
99 agrees with the bank balance after allowing for four checks 
which are still out. 

Greensboro, N. C, April 10, 1922. 

E. J. DAVIS, 

W. L. SHAEPE, Auditing Com. 

Dr. D. I. Craig reported for the Commission to install 
Rev. Marion S. Huske, pastor of the Reidsville church. The 
report showed Dr. Craig, Rev. R. M. Williams and Elder A. 
M. Scales were present, and that it was an interesting and 
profitable occasion. The report was adopted. 

Presbytery took recess until 4 :00 p. m. 



SECOND DAY — Afternoon Session 
Presbytery resumed business. 

The order of the day was postponed that Presbytery 
might hear Rev. A. W. Crawford in behalf of the Synod's 
Home Mission work. He reported especially the Synod's 
work done in our bounds. Mr. Crawford's report and ad- 
dress was referred to a special committee composed of Rev. 
C. W. Robinson, Rev. M. S. Huske, and Elder J. E. Finley. 

Rev. D. H. Scanlon submitted the report on Foreign 
Missions, which was adopted, as follows: 

EEPOET OF FOEEIGN MISSION COMMITTEE 

Orange Presbytery, April, 1922 

Brethren of the Presbytery: 

Much anxiety has been felt throughout our Church because of 
the small receipts for the Assembly's Causes during the year; this 
was especially true concerning our Foreign Mission work, as our 
Assembly's Committee entered the year with a deficit over $242,000. 

A special appeal was sent throughout our Church toward the 



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close of the year, to the effect that a ten per cent cut must be made 
on our field work, or appropriations for same, unless gifts commen- 
surate with these needs be provided. 

The week of prayer and self denial brought in most gratifying 
returns, and the Church at large responded splendidly with the 
following results: 

Eeceipts on regular budget to Mar. 31, 1 $1,148,005.00 

Eeceipts for special 133,318.00 

Total receipts ' $1,281,323.00 

The total appropriation for the year was $1,328,341.00, thus 
leaving a deficit for the current year of $47,017.00 

In addition to the above deficit for the year our Assembly's 
Committee had carried over a net deficit from preceding years, 
amounting to $204,686.00, making a total deficit to March 31, 1922, 
of $251,704.00 

While this seems a large amount of arrearage, yet we are pro- 
foundly grateful to God for the generous response of His people so 
as to keep our indebtedness at as low figure as it now is. The re- 
ceipts for, the past year exceeded that of any former year to the 
amount of over $90,000.00. 

As to the spiritual forces and results of our Church on the for- 
eign field, we present the following summary: 

We now have in the field 440 missionaries, together with 3,406 
native workers, serving a population of over 33 millions of people, 
in seven different countries. There are 243 organized congregations 
and 1,593 out stations, or places of regular worship. 

In these churches are to be found 44,834 communicants, and 
76,707 Sabbath school pupils in our 1,327 Sabbath schools. 

ITie offerings from the native churches during the year amount- 
ed to slightly under $275,000.00. And the additions in membership 
were 4,731. 

The Mission Stations have earnestly called for 217 additional 
recruits to help man the work, while we have responded during the 
year by sending out only 38 missionaries. We have a large number 
of splendidly trained men and women ready to sail to these needy 
fields the day the Church will provide the means for their mainte- 
nance. Our prayers formerly were that God would call men and 
women to this work, while today, the burden of our prayers should 
be that the means be provided by His people to send forth those 



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whom He has already called and are awaiting marching orders 
from the Church. 

We recommend: 

1. That our churches make a united, prayerful effort to liqui- 
date the debt now resting on our Committee. 

2. We urge our people to concentrate their gifts on the regular 
work already being promoted by our Committee. 

3. That churches, societies, Sunday schools and individuals be 
requested to assume definite obligations for definite parts of the work 
as suggested by our Assembly. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

D. H. SCANLON, Chairman. 

The report of the committee on Sessional Duties was 
adopted as follows: 

Sixty-seven churches have made reports, five churches report 
members dependent upon charity, but they are provided for by the 
churches. Forty-one churches report expenses of pastor and repre- 
sentative paid while attending Church courts. Twenty-seven report 
expenses not paid. Fifty-five churches report pastor's salary paid 
in full. Twelve report salaries not paid in full. Five report that 
steps are being taken to pay the amount due, while four report no 
effort and three make no report at all in regard to paying the salaries 
due their pastors. Thirty-five churches report all collections taken 
of the Assembly's and Presbytery's Causes. Twenty-one report some 
of the collections omitted for various reasons, while eleven make no 
report. Forty-eight churches report every member canvass for be- 
nevolence, nineteen report no canvas. Tv/enty-one churches report 
use of envelopes, nineteen report basket collections, twenty-seven 
make no report. 

The committee would recommend, first, that the churches which 
have not paid the salaries of their pastors, be urged to pay the 
full amount at an early date. Second, that the churches be urged 
to pay all the expenses of the pastor and representative to the 
Church courts. 

A. W. SHAW, 
D. E. PUECELL 
H. E. CEOWELL. 

The report on the committee of Young People's Societies 
was adopted as follows: 



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Number of Societies reported: Young People's, 43; Men and 
Boys, 3; Total membership: Young People's, 1406; Men and Boys, 
178. 

CONTRIBUTIONS 



Foreign Missions $591.00 

Assembly's Home Missions 95.00 

Synod's Home Missions 59.00 

Presbytery's Home Missions 114.00 

Congregational Home Missions 308.00 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 34,00 

Sunday School Extension and Publication 33.00 

Educational Institutions 30.00 

Bible Cause 4.00 

Orphans Homes 172.00 

Current Expenses and Contingent Fees 563.00 

Miscellaneous Contributions 863.00 



Total for all purposes $2866.00 



We would call attention to the following encouraging facts: 
the total contributions are a little more than double that of last 
year. There is an increase of membership of 396 in the young peo- 
ple 's societies and 145 in the men and boys societies. 

It is a fact to be deplored, however, that of the 68 churches 
making report, 38 report no Young People 's Societies, and are there- 
fore neglecting to use this agency which has been so powerful to 
train up a leadership for the Church and to bring the youth of the 
Church to devote their lives to definite Christian work, especially 
the Gospel ministry and missionary service; 

We would call the attention of the Presbytery to the Synod's 
Conference for Young People to be held at Davidson College, June 
6th, to 13th. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. T. WILDS, Chairman. 

The roll call of the payment of Presbytery Assessments. 

The following churches have not paid their Presbyterial 
Assessments for the year ending- March 31st, 192? Asbury, 
Dan River, Fairfield, North Eno, Saxapahaw, Wentworth, 
Asheboro, Efland, Greenwood, Sandy Ridge, Smyrna. 



The following churches have not paid their Presbyterial 



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Assessments for the year ending March 31st, 1921 : Eno, Fair- 
field, Smyrna, Wentworth, North Eno, Greenwood, Sandy 
Ridge. 

On motion the Presbj^terial Assessment against Trolling- 
wcod church was dropped. 

On motion, Revs. E. N. Caldwell and M,. E. Hansel were 
appointed by Presbytery to investigate the condition of the 
Trollingwood church, to ascertain if there be any members 
there, properly care fcr them, and report to the next meeting 
of Presbytery. 

Presbytery took recess until 8 :00 o 'clock. 



SECOND DAY— Evening Session 

Presbytery re-convened at 8 :00 o 'clock and went into a 
Conference on Stewardship, Rev. E. N. Caldwell presiding. 
Presbytery heard addresses as follows: C. M. Norfleet, ''The 
Man and His Money;" Wade C. Smith, "The Tithe;" J. B. 
Spillman, ''The Four-Fold Plan." 

At the conclusion of the conference. Presbytery adjourn- 
ed with prayer until tomorrow morning. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session 

Thursday, April 13, 1922. 

Presbytery re-convened. Devotional exercises were con- 
ducted by Rev. George W. Lee. The minutes of yesterday's 
sessions were read and approved. 

Mr. Alton B. Claytor presented himself as a candidate 
for the Gospel ministry, with a view of becoming a medical 



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missionary. After examination on experimental religion and 
motives for seeking the Gospel ministry, he was received and 
enrolled as a candidate. 

A special committee to report on the Federal Council, 
reported as follows: 

Your committee to report on continuing the General Assembly's 
$5000.00 appropriation to the support of the Federal Council, re- 
ports as follows: 

Your com.mittee recommends that since the General Assembly Is 
a member of the Federal Council and until it ceases to be a member 
it ought to pay its proportionate share of the expenses, and that 
since it has adjudged $5000.00 to be its proportionate share, there- 
fore the Presbytery endorses its payment of the same. The matter 
of the General Assembly's continuing in the Federal Council is a 
thing with which this committee has nothing to do and concerning 
which it makes no recommendations. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

L. T. WILDS, Jr., Chairman. 

Mr. R. H, Stone and Mr. J. W. Witherspoon^ candidates 
for the Gospel ministry in this Presbytery made application 
to be licensed during this meeting. It was made the order 
of the day to hear the trial sermon of Mr. R. H. Stone at 
11:00 a. m. this morning, in connection with the Presbytery's 
Home Mission report, and to hear Mr. J. W. Witherspoon's 
trial sermon at 3 :00 p. m. 

Dr. Scanlon reported verbally that there was nothing in 
the minutes of the Synod calling for action or attention. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was adopted: 

Your committee would report that Calls have come into our 
hands as follows: 

First Presbyterian church, Burlington, N. C, for Rev. W. R. 
Potter, D. D., as pastor at a salary of $2500.00 per year, and the 
use of the manse. 

The Spray church for Rev. J. S. Cook as pastor at a salary of 
$1600.00 per year and use of manse. 

The Efland, Fairfield, Eno and North Eno, for Rev. C. D. Wliite- 



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ley as pastor, each to receive two services per month and each promis- 
ing salary as follows: Efland, $375.00; Fairfield, $450.00; Eno, $600.- 
00; North Eno, $375.00. 

Applications and Supplies are as follows: Madison for Rev. 
S. R. Hope for six months, at a salary of $100.00 per month; Speed- 
well for Dr. D. I. Craig for two services per month at a salary of 
$150.00 per year; Greenwood for Dr. Craig for one service per month 
at a salary of $40.00 per year. 

We recommend that these calls be found in order and placed 
in the hands of these brethren. 

The Piedmont church has asked that the terms of the call be 
changed to $300.00 per year. We recommend that this request be 
granted. S. M. RANKIN, 



The committee on Systematic Beneficence submitted their 
report, which was adopted, as follows: 

Seventy-five churches report as follows: Elders, 350; Deacons, 
401; Added on Examination, 738; Added on Certificate, 586; Resident 
Communicants, 9,272; Non-resident communicants, 1,245; Total, 10,517. 



W. W. BURKE, 

A. C. McINTOSH, Committee. 



OBJECTS 




as 
s 
o 



Foreign Missions 

Assembly 's Home Missions 

Synod's Home Missions 

Presbytery's Home Missions 

Congregational Home Missions 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 

Sabbath School Extension and Publication 

Educational Institutions 

To Bible Cause 

Orphans' Homes ^ 

French & Belgium Relief Work of our Assembly 



63 
57 
65 
64 
15 
59 
54 
53 
52 
61 
7 



$ 75,164.00 
13,631.00 
7,422.00 
9,003.00 
14,221.00 
9,634.00 
2,452.00 
58,889.00 



677.00 
26,951.00 
291.00 



Total 



$218,338.00 

E. N. CALDWELL, Chmn. 



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[The above report revised by the Stated Clerk does not 
correspond with that sent to the Assembly. — Stated Clerk.] 

On motion of Rev. L. T. Wilds, Presbytery recommended 
that churches report for Pastor's Salary and Benevolences 
only what is actually paid by them. 

Jefferson church was chosen as the place of the next 
stated meeting. Time, September 12th, 8 :00 p. m. 

Committee on Sessional Records reported as follows : 

The session books of the following churches approved without 
exception: Alamance, Bethel, Burlington, Bethlehem, Bethany, Buf- 
falo, Blacknall Memorial, Chapel Hill, Church by the Side of the 
Eoad, Cross Eoads, Dacotah, Elkin, Elmira, Greenwood, Greensboro 
First, Griers, Gilead, Graham, Hillsboro, Hawfields, High Point, Lex- 
ington, Mebane, Madison, Midway, Milton, New Hope, Piedmont, 
Pleasant Garden, Eed House, Eeynolda, Eeidsville, Eoxboro, Shiloh, 
Springwood, Spray, Stony Creek, ITiomasvillle, Winston-Salem First, 
Wilkesboro, Yanceyville. 

The following were approved with exceptions as noted in the 
book: North Eno, Saxapahaw, Stoneville, Speedwell, Little Eiver, 
Edgemont, Bethesda, Church of the Covenant, Pleasant Grove, Trini- 
ty Avenue, Waughtown, Eno, North Wilkesboro, Durham First. 

Thirty-two books not at Presbytery, forty-two books approved, 
fifteen approved with exceptions. 

At 11 :00 a. m., Rev. S. M. Rankin, Chairman, submitted 
the following report on Home Missions: 

HOME MISSIONS 

The work has been enlarged during the year and we have the 
best report ever submitted. We have nineteen men employed against 
twelve the year before. They have served thirty-five churches and 
fourteen mission points. We have had every church supplied a 
part of the time and most of them all the time. 

According to the reports received there have been 275 profes- 
sions and 273 additions to our Home Mission churches. This is 105 
more additions than the year before. We have had thirty-three 
Sunday schools with an enrollment of 1,780. Our Home Mission 
churches have given over $15,000.00 to all causes. Many of our 
people have exercised great self-denial and we heartily commend 



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them. Three new churches have been organized. We have plans for 
enlarging the work as fast as we receive the money sufficient to do 
so. 

OUE FIELDS 

Ashe County — Eev. E. Wayne Thompson, local evangelist, has 
had a good year. He reports 25 professions, 21 additions, a new 
church organized at Peak Creek. Mr. E. H. Stone has been engaged 
to labor in this county during this summer. 

Alleghany County — Eev. ' C. W. Ervin, local evangelist. He re- 
ports 16 additions. Mr. A. A. Finnie does Mission Sunday School 
work in both Alleghany and Ashe Counties. 

Elkin and Wilkesboro — Eev. W. T. Pearman in charge. He re- 
ports 26 professions, 27 additions. A new manse has been bought at 
Elkin, but not paid for. 

Stokes Group — Eev. E. L. Berry in charge, reports 17 profes- 
sions, 16 additions. Professor Jennings Flemming has assisted in 
Sunday School work at Pine Eidge and Hills. 

Caswell Group — Eev. E. B. Thompson, pastor in charge, reports 
12 professions and 12 additions. 

Milton Group — Eev. N. E. Claytor, pastor in charge. As a re- 
sult of a recent meeting at Eed House there were 30 professions and 
10 additions. 

Cross Roads and Stony Creek — ^Eev. W. P. Eobertson, pastor in 
charge, reports 28 professions and 22 additions. 

Roxboro and Person County — Eev. W. O. Sample, pastor in 
charge. Successful year, a new manse has been completed at a cost 
of $6000.00. 

Elmira, Piedmont and Shiloh — Eev. W. P. McCorkle, pastor in 
charge. He reports 60 professions and 61 additions, also a new 
building at Shiloh and Sunday school rooms added to Elmira. 

Thomasville, Dacotah — Eev. J. H. Smith, pastor in charge, re- 
ports 12 additions, the work encouraging. 

Little River and South Lowell — Eev. E. E. Henderlite, pastor in 
charge, reports 15 professions, 13 additions. 

Asheboro — Dr. T. M. McConnell has supplied the church most of 
the year. A new church building has been completed. Mr. Arthur 
Lang, a Senior of Union Seminary, has been called as pastor. 

Leaksville Group — Mr. P. A. Mickel, a Senior at Columbia Sem- 
inary, has been called as pastor. 



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Smyrna and Pine Hall — Eev. S. E. Hope of Madison, will sup- 
ply these two mission points. 

Danbury Field — Eeports 18 professions and 8 additions. Mr. 
Cothran Smith, son of Eev. Wade C. Smith, will supply here during 
the summer. 

FINANCIAL 

We have expended in the work this year $10,255.99, which is 
$4,127.00 more than the year before. We had to borrow money to 
pay our men monthly, but during the last month the churches of the 
Presbytery sent in good collections, and we are able to close the 
year with an indebtedness of only $300.00. ITie Synod gives the 
amount the Presbytery gives to Ashe, Alleghany, Elkin, Stokes and 
Eoxboro Groups, which is $2455.00. This makes a grand total of 
$12,710.00 expended in our Home Mission work this year. 

Following the instructions of the Presbytery we have sold the 
Delane church property for $450.00. 

Statement of S. M. Eankin, Treasurer, in account with Home 
Mission Funds, from April 13th, 1921, to April 11th, 1922: 

Debits 



To amount borrowed from S. M. Eankin, Trustee 300.00 

To amount on hand April 13th, 1921 $ 2,571.33 

To amount from Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Treasurer 7,214.97 

To amount from sale of Calah church 35.00 

To amount from sale of the Delane church 100.00 

To amount from J. A. Perry for South Lowell church 62.00 



$10,283.30 

Credits 

By amount to Pastors and Evangelists $ 8,186.65 

By amount to North Spray church building 500.00 

By amount to Elkin manse 500.00 

By amount to South Lowell church building 400.00 

By amount to Little Eiver manse 200.00 

By amount to Interest American Exchange National Bank 83.35 

By amount to East Burlington church lot 100.00 

By amount to Efland Group for car 105.19 

By amount to Expense account 180.80 



$10,255.99 

Balance in American Exchange National Bank 27.31 



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This statement shows that we are $300.00 in debt, but there is 
due us from the sale of Delane property. 

Recommendations. 

First, Church buildings are needed at Peak Creek, Irving Me- 
morial, Hurdle Mills, East Burlington. We recommend that Pres- 
bytery offer to assist each of these to the amount of $500.00. 

Second, A manse is needed at Leaksville. We recommend that 
$500.00 be given to assist here. 

Third, In view of the fact that Laymen's Organizations are ac- 
complishing great good in developing personal workers, lay speak- 
,ers, liberality and general interest in church work, we recommend 
that a committee of seven be appointed to arrange for and organize 
an association for Orange Presbytery. 

Fourth, That the following appropriations be made for the year, 
subject to change by the committee as conditions may demand: 



Ashe County $440.00 

Alleghany County 675.00 

Elkin— Wilkesboro ^ , 500.00 

Stokes Group ! 480.00 

Caswell Group 200.00 

Milton Group 300.00 

Cross Eoads — ^Stony Creek 150.00 

Eoxboro Field 360.00 

Elmira Group 300.00 

Thomasville— Dacotah 200.00 

Little Eiver— South Lowell 400.00 

Asheboro 600.00 

Danbury Field 750.00 

Leaksville Group 450.00 

Smyrna— Pine Hall 150.00 

Pleasant Garden 100.00 

Sunday School Worker 300.00 

Assistant in Ashe County 200.00 

The Eock and Mission work around Mount Airy 150.00 

Five, That the following appointments be made for Evangelistic 
meetings: 

Asbury Eev. T. F. Haney 

Asheboro Eev. L. T. Wilds 

Bethesda , Eev. E. Frank Lee 



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Bethel Chapel Rev. W. S. Milne 

Cross Roads Rev. W. R. Potter 

Collinstown Rev. George W. Lee 

Danbury Rev. Wade C. Smith 

Dan River Rev. Z. V. Robertson 

Dacotah Rev. E. V. Thompson 

East Burlington Rev. M. E. Hansel 

Ebenezer Rev. C. D. T/hiteley 

Elkin Rev. C. P. Coble 

Elmira Rev. J. S. Kennison 

Gilead Rev. R. S. Arrowood 

Glade Valley Rev. J. S. Foster 

Griers Rev. W. O. Sample 

Hills Rev. J. S. Cook 

Hurdle Mills Rev. R. E. Henderlite 

Irving Memorial Rev. N. R. Claytor 

Jefferson Rev. E. N. Caldwell 

Little River Rev. D. H. Scanlon 

Obeds Rev. C. E. Hodgin 

Peak Creek Rev. C. W. Irwin 

Piedmont Rev. R. S. Carson 

Pine Hall Rev. H. S. Bradshaw 

Pine Ridge Rev. T. W. Simpson 

Pleasant Grove Rev. J. H. Smith 

Rocky Ridge Rev. C. D. Whiteley 

Roxboro -- Rev. T. M. McComiell 

Sandy Ridge Rev. R. W. George 

Shiloh Rev. W. P. Robertson 

Smyrna Rev. M. S. Huske 

South Lowell Rev. G. L. Cooper 

Stony Creek Rev. G. L. Whiteley 

Thomasville Rev. S. M. Rankin 

Wilkesboro Rev. A. W. Shaw 

Yancey ville Rev. C. F. Myers 

Wentworth Rev. S. R. Hope 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. M. RANKIN, Chairman. 



Pending the adoption of this report Presbytery heard a 
sermon by Candidate Robert H. Stone from the Text, Mark 
5 :19. The sermon was approved as a satisfactory part oi 
trial for licensure. 



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The report of the Home Mission Committee was then 
adopted with its recommendations. 

Presbytery took recess until 2 :00 p. m. 



THIRD DAY — Afternoon Session 
. Presbytery resumed business. 

The report of the Auditing Committee was adopted as 
follows : 

We have audited the books of Eev. S. M. Kankin, Superintend- 
ent of Presbyterial Home Missions, and find the books neatly and 
accurately kept and vouchers present for all disbursements. The 
balance of $27.31 agrees with the bank balance after allowing for 
checks outstanding, aggregating $300.00, for which receipts are in 
hand. 

The accounts of Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Treasurer, have also been 
audited and the balance of $746.73 found to be correct, when allow- 
ance is made for checks totaling $200,00, which are outstanding. 

EespectfuUy submitted, 
E. J. DAVIS, 
J. L. HAEDIN, 

W. B. TEOLLINGEE, Committee. 

The report of the Special Committee to consider the re- 
port of Rev. A. W. Crawford on Synod's work, was adopted, 
as follows: 

Presbytery expresses its profound gratitude to the great Head 
of the Church for His blessing upon the work of Synod 's Home Mis- 
sions within our bounds this year, and assures this committee of its 
loyal support in the maintenance of the work. In answer to the re- 
quest of Synod's Committee for aid in solving important problems 
of definite information concerning locations where the work of our 
Church is most needed, and the means of obtaining funds to assist 
weak churches in the erection of houses of worship, we would rec- 
omm'Cnd, that the re-survey of our territory be put in the hands of 
Presbytery 's Home Mission Committee with a request that they co- 



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operate with Synod's Committee in over-taking these destitute fields. 
Eespectfully submitted, 

C. W. EOBEETSON, 
J. E. riNLEY, 
M. S. HUSKE. 

The Commission to install Rev. G. S. Haney at Waugh- 

town reported: 

The committee composed of Eev. George W. Lee, T. W. Simp- 
son, J. S. Foster, with Elder E. L. Anderson, would report that 
duty performed. Eev. J. S. Foster presided, preached and propound- 
ed the constitutional questions. The charge to the pastor was de- 
livered by Eev. T. W. Simpson, and the charge to the people by 
Eev. George W. Lee. 

The report on Narrative to the General Assembly is as 
follows : 

The reports show that the services held meet the needs of the 
church membership, but the needs of the communities are not ade- 
quately met at Mission points. 

Sixty per cent of the membership report attendance upon the 
Church services at the morning service, 33 1-3 per cent at evening 
s-^rvice, and 10 per cent at Prayer meeting service. 758 additions 
on profession, 530 additions by letter are reported. 449 accessions 
are reported from the Sabbath schools. 39 Evangelistic services were 
held by the churches. A deep spiritual impression was the effect of 
these services. 496 families hold family worship. Only 43 members 
of the Family Altar League have reported. 133 communion services 
were held during the year. About 65 per cent of the members at- 
tended. The members as a rule observe the Lord's Day. About half 
of the members are reported faithful in presenting the children for 
baptism and half are not. The teaching of the catechisms by parents 
is neglected by the majority of families. The catechisms are taught 
in the Sunday schools. About two-thirds report that their pupils 
memorize the scriptures. In only a few schools do they memorize 
the hymns. The pastors are faithful in teaching the Stewardship 
of life and possessions. 620 are reported as tithing or giving a 
definite proportion of their income. 8 out of 63 churches paid their 
full apportionment to benevolences. The salaries of three pastors 
were fully and promptly paid with but five exceptions. 12 churches 
increased the salaries of their pastors. Worldly conformity is report- 
ed not to exist to any great extent. The majority of the churches did 
not conduct evangelistic services outside their ownbounds. Pastors 



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and Sessions report efforts made to secure recruits for the Gospel 
ministry. 

J. S. FOSTER, Chairman. 

The above report was adopted. 

The Committee on Schools and Colleges made the follow- 
ing report, which was adopted: 

Your committee would recommend: 

First, That Presbytery call attention to the summer Bible schools 
conducted by some of our church sessions and commend such a plan 
to our churches generally for their investigation as a successful 
method for the promotion of Bible study. ( 

Second, That our church sessions, school and college faculty be 
requested to seek out promising young men and women who have de- 
cided not to enter the ministry for missions of our church and lay 
upon their hearts and consciences the question of equipping them- 
selves as Christian teachers for life's work. 

Third, In answer to the request of Davidson College, that Pres- 
bytery give its hearty consent and approval to a campaign for $600,- 
000, and that Presbytery request all churches to open the way and 
give all possible assistance to the prosecution of this campaign, we 
would express our approval o:^ this effort to raise sufficient funds 
to meet its pressing needs, but in view of the recent campaign for 
a million dollars, a portion of which falls due within this year we 
would recommend that before a canvas be made in any church, the 
consent of its session be first obtained. 

T. W. SIMPSON, Committee. 

Mr. E. B. Eldridge addressed the Presbytery in behalf 
of the Glade Valley School, of which he is principal, also Mr. 
Arthur Wilds and Miss Ethel Moxley, students of the school, 
were introduced and heard. 

On motion the Board of Trustees of the Glade Valley 
school were requested to make a full detailed financial re- 
port to the Presbytery annually. 

Mr. R. H. Stone and Mr. J. W. Witherspoon were ex- 
amined for licensure. These candidates were examined on 
experimental religion, motives for seeking the Gospel minis- 
try, theology. Church history. Church government and sac- 



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raments. Their college diplomas exempted tliem from exam- 
ination on their college course. The popular lectures and 
thesis were adopted as satisfactory. All the examinations 
were sustained as satisfactory parts of trial. Mr. Stone's 
examination being completed was sustained as a whole. The 
Moderator propounded to him the constitutional questions 
which were answered in the affirmative and Mr. R. H. Stone 
was duly licensed as a probationer of the Gospel ministry. 

The report of Rev. E. Frank Lee on Woman's Work was 
adopted, as follows: 

Number of Societies, 46; Total Membership, 2,605. 

BENEVOLENT CONTRIBUITONS 



Foreign Missions __. $ 23,499.00 

Assembly's Home Missions 2,031.00 

Synod's Home Missions 1,950.00 

Presbytery's Home Missions 2,284.00 

Congregational Home Missions 2,200.00 

Christian Education and Ministerial Eelief 2,865.00 

Sunday School Extension and Publication 298,00 

Educational Institutions 3,220.00 

Bible Cause 179.00 

Orphans'. Home 7,289.00 

Current Expenses and Contingent Fees 13,584.00 

Miscellaneous Contributions 9,528.00 



Total for all purposes $68,927.00 



Presbytery's Permanent Committee on Women's Work 
would submit the following report 

The number of Auxiliaries reporting for the year is 46, with a 
total membership of 2,605, which is an increase in membership of 
232 over the previous year. The contributions to all causes as com- 
pared with those of the year before, shows an increase of $13,750.00, 
or practically 25 per cent. It would seem to the committee that 
among the specially encouraging features of the reports are the 
prayer bands, showing a membership of 840, the Bible classes with 
a membership of 462, the report of 375 tithers, and the number of 
women added on profession of faith, 448, and the number of volun- 
teers for Life Service, 14. 

All these facts show our women well organized in Christian work, 



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and doing a service for which they are pre-eminently fitted. Their 
work in the last twenty-five years in our Church has been nothing- 
less than marvelous. 

Wje would recommend that we make special acknowledgment of 
their fruitful service by a rising vote of appreciation and by special 
praycx for them. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. FRANK LEE, Chairman. 

The above report was adopted. 

On motion the Presbytery voted that when we take re- 
cess we do so to re-convene at 7 :30 instead of 8 o'clock. 

The report on the committee of Every-Member Canvas 
was submitted by the committee on Stewardship, which was 
adopted as follows: 

Out of 89 churches, only 65 reports have been filed and the follow- 
ing facts gleaned from^ them. 36 churches report an Every-Mem- 
ber Canvas for Current Expenses. 40 churches report an Every-Mem- 
berber Canvas for Benevolence. 26 report no canvas. 3 report a 
partial canvas. There are reported 409 tithers, of which number 
102 are in the Church By The Side of The Road, and its nearest rival 
is the Durham First church, with 91. 11 churches show an increase 
in current expense budget. 13 churches show an increase in benevo- 
lent budget. 2 churches show a decrease in current expense budget. 
1 church shows a decrease in benevolent budget. 48 churches make 
no answer. 

The following recommendation is made, that the officers use 
greater diligence to give accurate replies and greater effort to con- 
form to the questions asked. 

The report of the Stewardship Committee was submitted 
and adopted, as follows : 

Out of the 89 churches of the Presbytery, only 75 made returns. 
Last year 70 churches reported $280,559.00, while this year returned 
$218,338.00, or a decrease of $62,221.00, but on the other hand there 
is a surplus this year of $59,597.00 over this year's apportionment of 
$158,741.00. This decrease can be partially accounted for through 
the economic conditions of the day, but the fact that there is a de- 
crease must be faced. As a matter of interest there is now in the 
Synod of North Carolina a full time manager, and ours is the first 
Syiio(i in the General Assembly to have one, Our manager is Mr. 



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J. B. Spillman, whose office is now in Charlotte, and it is the earnest 
desire of this committee that the individual churches make use of his 
office. It is yours, and there is a splendid outlook for the coming 
year. It is interesting to note that the most popular cause of Pres- 
bytery in so far as the number of churches contributing is concerned, 
is Synod's Home Missions, to which 65 churches contributed. In 
point of size of gifts. Foreign Missions lead with $75,164.00. Ilie 
Bible Cause is least remembered for only 52 churches gave to it. 
There are yet some fifteen churches to report, which we hope will 
materially change the report to the Assembly. 

We recommend: 

First, That the scale of apportionments heretofore followed by 
Orange Presbytery be altered to confirm throughout to the scale 
recommended by the Assembly and the Synod, inasmuch as all the 
Presbyteries, with the exception of two, (one of which is Orange), 
are in line with it at present, and the following scale of percentages 
be followed for the year 1922-1923: , 



Foreign Missions 33.3^ 

Assembly's Home Missions 16 

Christian Education and Ministerial Eelief 7.5 

Sunday School Extension and Publication 2 

Bible Cause .6 

Assembly's Training School .6 

Total Assembly's Causes 60 

Synod 's Home Missions 10 

Schools and Colleges 10 

Orphans' Homes 7.5 

Synodical Causes 27.5 

Presbyterial Home Missions 12.5 



The Presbyterial Fund be increased to an amount suf- 
ficient to meet all the expenses of the Presbytery. 

The report of the Committee on Educational Institutions 
made the following report, which was adopted: 

We recommend the following division of funds for this cause: 

Glade Valley 25 0/ 

Davidson College 20 

Flora MacDonald 20 

Peace Institute 25 

Union Theological Seminary 10 



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Further we recommend that each Institution be requested to sub- 
mit to the fall meeting of Presbytery a statement of their operating 
accounts. 

T. W. SIMPSON, Chairman 

The Committee on Publication and Sunday School Ex- 
tension submitted the following report, which was adopted: 

We have reports from 53 schools. Our Committee of Publication 
reports that they have record of 79 schools, or 16 more than report 
to Presbytery. These schools have 811 officers, 8,315 scholars, 743 on 
the Cradle Eoll and 566 in the Home Department. Total, 10,120, an 
increase of 157 over last year. The records of our Committee in 
Eichmond show 11,553, or 1,423 more than last year. 505 pupils were 
added to the communion last year. The benevolent contributions 
were as follows: 



Foreign Missions $ 2,913.00 

Assembly's Home Missions 301.00 

Synod's Home Missions 126.00 

Presbytery's Home Missions 333.00 

Congregational Home Missions 399.00 

Christian Education & Ministerial Eelief 264.00 

Sunday School Extension and Publication 1,252.00 

Schools and Colleges 321.00 

Bible Cause 32.00 

Orphan's Homes 4,702.00 

Miscellaneous Benevolences 2,685.00 

Current Expenses 10,686.00 



The Committee recommends that, 

First, that every question on each report be answered, so that 
the reports may be accurate. 

Second, that a strong committee be appointed to organize and con- 
duct Sunday School Institutes during the coming year. 

Third, that in reply to the communication from E. E. Melvin, 
Secretary, requesting the endorsement of Presbytery of the campaign 
funds, we recommend that Presbytery most heartily commend this 
cause to the sessions of our churches for their earnest consideration 
and liberality. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

EOBEET S. AEEOWOOD. 



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EEPOKT ON CHUECH SOCIETIES 





WOMEN'S SOCIETIES 1 


Christian Endeavor and 
Young Peoples Societies 


Men and Boys Societies 


NunibGr of SocictiGS rcportGd 


46 


43 


3 


Total Membership 


2605 


1406 


178 


Benevolent Contributions: 








Foreig^n Missions 


$23499 


$ 561 


$ 30 


Assembly 's Home Missions 


2 031 


65 


30 


Synod's Home Missions 


1 950 


56 


3 


Presbytery's Home Missions 


2 284 


112 


2 


Congregational Home Missions 


2 200 


136 


172 


Christian Education and Ministerial Relief- 


2 865 


27 


7 


Sunday School Extension and Publication 


298 


29 


4 


Educational Institutions 


3 220 


25 


5 


Bible Cause 


179 


3 


1 


Orphans ' Homes 


7 289 


167 


5 


Current Expenses and Contingent Fees 


13 584 


288 


275 


Miscellaneous Contributions 


9 528 


807 


56 



Total for all purposes | $68927 1 $2 276 1$ 590 



The Committee on Leave of Absence submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was adopted: 

Rev. Z. V. Roberson, R. S. Carson, J. W. Clegg, and Elders H. 
M. Coble, L. S. Shives, James Anderson, Jr., and D. E. Purcell, were 
excused after Wednesday afternoon's session. Rev. T. F. Haney, 
Elders W. H. McLean, J. A. Matheson, and W. W. Burke, after Wed- 
nesday's night's session. Revs. R. L. Berry, J. H. Smith, W. 0. 
Sample, W^. S. Milne, C. D. Whiteley, A. W. Shaw and Elders A. T. 
Whitsett, J. H. Donnell, F. E. Evans, H. E. Crowell, C. C. Matheson, 
George L. Williamson, were excused Thursday afternoon. Rev. C. 
W. Robertson after 5:00 o'clock Thursday. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROBERT S. ARROWOOB, Chairman. 

The report of the committee on Christian Education 
and Ministerial Relief was made, and adopted, and is as fol- 
lows : 



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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
AND MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

The past year has been a most successful one for the cause of 
Christian Education and Ministerial Belief. The receipts from all 
sources, except for Endowment Fund and Life Annuity Funds, were 
$294,757, an increase of $53,080 over the previous year. Receipts for 
the Endowment Fund were $73,757 and for Life Annuity Funds $5,- 
620. The gifts to the Endowment fund were much less than the 
previous year, inasmuch as the gifts the previous year were un- 
usually large on account of the campaign for the Graham Building 
Fund. The contributions of the Presbytery for the past year were 
as follows: General Fund, $4,120.85; Endowment Fund, $4,116; Stu- 
dent Loan Fund, $360; making a total of $8,596.85. 

All applications for aid from the funds of Ministerial Relief 
during the year have been paid in full, and an additional bonus of 
20 per cent of each appropriation was paid at the close of the year. 
The total amount paid out from the funds of Ministerial Relief was 
$137,470.45, an increase of $44,117 over the previous year, and aid 
was given to 35 more homes than during the previous year. The 
total amount received by the beneficiaries of Orange Presbytery was 
$1,425. We recommend that the Presbytery approve the renewal of 
all applications from this Presbytery for the coming year. 

There has also been a gratifying increase during the past year 
in the number and the amount of loans to our candidates for the 
ministry. Loans were made to 253 candidates to the amount of $45,- 
485, as against 198 candidates last year to the amount of $26,023. 
The increase in the number of candidates receiving loans was 84, 
and the increase in the amount loaned was $19,462. Four candidates 
of this Presbytery received loans to the amount of $550, and one 
candidate received a loan of $50 from the ''Mary L Smith Loan 
Fund. ' ' 

Two of our candidates, Mr. D. T. Bradshaw and Mr. Wm. G. 
Craig, report that they have definitely decided not to enter the 
ministry. They are now engaged in teaching and will probably con- 
tinue in that line of work. We recommend, therefore, that their 
names be dropped from our roll of candidates without censure. They 
both acknowledge the obligation to repay the money advanced to 
them while pursuing their studies. Mr. Frank S. Johiiston was re- 
ceived under the care of Presbytery at this meeting. 

After dropping the names of Messrs. Bradshaw and Craig, we 
still have on our roll 12 candidates for the ministry. Six of these 
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Columbia University, and two are engaged in teaching. A more de- 
tailed report of our candidates will be given at the fall meeting of 
Presbytery. 

In answer to the communication referred to your committee from 
Rev. M. B. Lambdin, asking Presbytery to overture the General 
Assembly to change its method of granting aid to ministers on the 
^ ' Honor Roll, ' ' we recommend that Presbytery respectfully decline to 
send up such an overture. We further recommend that Presbytery 
put on record its hearty appreciation of the faithfulness and effici- 
ency of the General Assembly 's Executive Committee of Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief in administering this department of 
the work of the church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman. 

The report of the committee on Nominations was adopt- 
ed, as follows: 

Your committee would recommend: 

First, that the following Executive Committees be re-elected: 

Local Home Missions; Foreign Missions; Christian Education 
and Ministerial Relief; Assembly's Home Missions; Publication and 
Sabbath School Work; Orphans' Homes; Young People's Societies. 

Second, That the Trustees of Flora MacDonald College, whose 
terms expire this meeting, be re-elected for another term. 

Third, That Dr. W. R. Potter, be appointed on the Examining 
Committee on Church History in place of Rev. D. Mclver, that 
Rev. A. W. Shaw be appointed on Church Government and Sacra- 
ments in place of Dr. O. G. Jones, and that Rev. M. S. Huske on 
on the committee on Greek, Hebrew and Logic in place of Rev. R. 
W. Miles. 

Fourth, That on Men's Organizations of the Presbytery Charles 
Norfleet, T. D. Dupey, P. H. Gwyn, Jr., J. H. Carter, R. H. Claytor, 
of Hillsboro, Rev. Wade C. Smith, W. G. Branham, Durham, N. C, 
be appointed to effect the organization. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, 
H. S. BRADSHAW, 
J. H. SMITH, 
T. J. OLDHAM, 
J. H. DONNELL. 



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On motion Dr. Craig was instructed to print the minutes 
of the fall meeting and also this meeting and that not less 
than 700 copies be printed, and that the Treasurer turn over 
to Dr. Crai(g the amount necessary for same. 

The committee on Installations reported as follows, and 
the report was adopted: 

The committee recommends that the following Commissions be 
appointed: 

1. To install Eev. W. P. Eobertson at Stony Creek; Kev. E. 
N. Caldwell to preach the sermon, Eev. A. W. Shavv^ to preside and 
propound the constitutional questions, Eev. H. S. Bradshaw to charge 
the pastor, and Elder Harvey White to charge the congregation. 
Time, first Sunday in May, 2:30 p. m. 

2. To install Eev. W. P. Eobertson at Cross Eoads: Eev. W. 
E. Potter to preach the sermon, Eev. M. E. Plansel to preside and 
propound the constitutional questions, Eev. A. W. Shaw to charge the 
pastor, and Elder E. Y. Terrell to charge the congregation. Time, 
fourth Sunday in May, 2:30 p. m. 

3. To install Eev. C. D. Whiteley at Eflland, Fairfield, Eno 
and North Eno: Eev. E. S. Arrowood, Eev. G. L. Whiteley, Eev. H. 
S. Bradshaw and Elder S. Strudwick. Parts to be agreed on by 
the Commission at a time suitable to them. 

4. To install Eev. J. S. Cook at Spray: Eev. S. M. Eankin, Eev. 
C. E. Hodgin, Eev. George W. Lee, Eev. George L. Cooper, and Elder 
William C. Smith. Parts to be agreed on by Commission. Time, 
April 30th. 

5. To install Eev. W. E. Potter, D. D., at Burlington: Eev. J. 
S. Foster to preside, preach and propound the constitutional ques- 
tions, Eev. E. N. Caldwell to charge the pastor, Eev. T. M. McConnell 
to charge the congregation. Eev. S. M. Eankin alternate to any. 
Elder H. W. Scott at Graham to complete the Commission. Time, 
May 7th, 8:00 p. m. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

C. P. COBLE, 

W. P. EOBEETSON, 

J. P. KEEE, Committee. 



Presbytery took recess until 7 :30 p. m. 



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THIRD DAY— Evening Session 

April 13, 1922. 

Presbytery re-convened at 7 :30 and heard a sermon by 
Mr. James W. Witherspoon from Romans 5 :1. This was his 
trial sermon and was sustained as satisfactory. His examin- 
ation being now complete was sustained as a whole. The 
Moderator propounded the constitutional questions which 
were answered in the affirmative, and Mr. James Whitted 
Witherspoon was duly licensed as a probationer for the Gos- 
pel ministry. Dr. D. I. Craig, in behalf of the Presbytery 
presented Mr. Witherspoon with a Bible and delivered an im- 
pressive charge. 

The Commission to install Rev. W. P. McCorkle at Pied- 
mont, Elmira and Shiloh, reported that duty performed. 

The following Special Committee was appointed to con- 
duct Sunday School Institutes in the Presbytery during the 
summer: Revs. R. S. Arrowood, E. Frank Lee, T. W. Simp- 
son, D. H. Scanlon and Elder Charles Norfleet. 

On motion, Presbytery voted that when it adjourns, it 
do so to meet in the Greensboro First church, at 2 :00 p. m., 
Tuesday, June 13th. 

The minutes of today's session were read and approved. 
Presbytery joined in singing "Blest Be the Tie that Binds," 
and adjourned with prayer, and the Apostolic benediction by 
Dr. D. I. Craig, to meet at Greensboro, June 13th. 

T. D. DUPEY, Moderator. 

C. P. COBLE, Permanent Clerk. 

E. J. DAVIS, Temporary Clerk. 

Attest : 

D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 



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APPENDIX 



DIRECTORY 

Following is a complete Directory for the present time, having 
been amended by filling all vacancies, April, 1922. 

Moderator— Elder T. D. Dupey, Greensboro, N. C. 

Stated Clerk^Eev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Eeidsville, N. C. 

Permanent Clerk— Eev. C. P. Coble, High Point, N. C. 

Treasurer — Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Greensboro, N. C. 

TRUSTEES 

1. Of Presbytery— Mr. J. M. Eodgers, Winston, N. C; J. Har- 
vey White, Graham, N. C; Mr. E. E. King, Greensboro, N. C; Mr. 
A. M. Scales, Greensboro, N. C; Mr. H. W. Wharton, Greensboro, 
N. C. 

2. Of Davidson College— Eev. C. E. Hodgin, (Fall of 1923); 
Eev. D. I. Craig, D. D., (Fall of 1925); Mr. A. W. McAlister, (Fall 
of 1922); Eev. L. T. Wilds, Jr., (Fall of 1923). 

3. Of the Flora MacDonald College — 

1. First Group, term of one year — Eev. C. P. Coble, Eev. W. 
E. Potter, D. D., Mr. J. H. White, Eev. D. H. Scanlon, D. D., (1923). 

2. Second Group, term of two years — Eev. S. M. Eankin, Mr. 
J. E. Finley, Mr. E. G. Vaughn and Mr. I. Sprunt Hill, (Fall of 1924). 

3. Third Group, term of three years — Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Eev. 
E. M. Williams, Mr. A. M. Scales, and Mr. S. Strudwick, (Fall of 
1925). 

4. Of the Glade Valley High School— 

1. First Group, term of one year — Eev. C. P. Coble, Eev. T. 
W. Simpson, and Mr. T. B. Finley, (Fall of 1924). 

2. Second Group, term of two years — Eev. S. M. Eankin, Mr. 
A. M. Scales, and Mr. E. E. King, (Fall of 1923). 

3. Third Group, term of three years — Mr. McBride Holt, Mr. 
J. L. Patterson and Mr. W. F. Carter, (Fall of 1925) 

5. Of Peace Institute — Eev. H. S. Bradshaw, and Hon. A. M. 
Scales, (Fall of 1927). 1 



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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Local Home Missions — Eev. S. M. Eankin, Chairman, Greens- 
boro, N. C, Eev. C. P. Coble, Eev. C. E. Hodgin, H. S. Bradshaw, J. 
S. Foster, Wade C. Smith, E. P. Wharton, A. M. Scales, G. W. Den- 
by, J. S. Kuykendall and C. M. Norfleet. 

2. Foreign Missions — Eev. D. H. Scanlon, Chairman; and E. J. 
Davis, Eev. C. W. Eobinson and E. W. Scott. 

3. Assembly's Home Missions, and Evangelism — Eev. M. E. 
Hansel, C. F. Myers, E. S. Arrowood, E. G. Vaughn. 

4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Eev. C. E. Hod- 
gin, Chairman, Greensboro, N. C; Eev. A. W. Shaw, Eev. W. S. Milne 
and Dr. W. C. Smith. 

5. Publication and Sabbath School Extension — Eev. E. S. Arro- 
wood, Chairman; Eev. C. D. Whiteley, S. S. Strudwick and Eev. E. 
S. Carson. 

6. Bible Cause — Eev. W. O. Sample, Chairman; H. C. Crowell, 
and George Beall. 

7. Sabbath and Family Religion — Eev. Geo. W. Lee, Chairman; 
Eev. N. E. Claytor and Eev. G. L. Whiteley. 

8. Orphans' Home — Eev. E. M. Williams, Chairman; Eev. J. 
H. Smith, E. L. Anderson, T. E. Foust and Eev. G. L. Whiteley. 

9. Synodical Schools and Colleges — Eev. T. W. Simpson, Chair- 
man; Mr. Harvey White, and Eev. J. S. Foster, D. D. 

10. Woman's Work — Eev. E. Frank Lee, Chairman; Eev. W. 
S. Milne, and J. E. Brown. 

11. Young People's Societies, Etc. — Eev. L. I'. Wilds, D. D., 
Chairman; Eev. G. W. Lee, Eev. Z. V. Eoberson. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Systematic Beneficence and Apportionments — Eev. E. N. 
Caldwell, Chairman; Eev. M. E. Hansel, and the Chairman of the 
Executive Committees. 

2. Printed Records of Presbytery — Eev. C. W. Irwin, Chairman; 
Eev. J. S. Kennison, W. F. Carter. 

3. Laymen's Missionary Movement — Mr. E. J. Davis, Chairman 
and Eepresentative. 

4. Auditing — Mr. E. J. Davis, and W. L. Sharpe. 

5. Committee on Orders — The Moderator, Chairman, the Stated 
Clerk and Pastor of church where Presbytery meets. 



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EXAMINING COMMITTEES 

1. Latin and Greek Exercises — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. M. E. 
Hansen, and W. F. Carter. 

2. Greek, Heljrew and Logic — Rev. W. D. Moss, Rev. L. T. 
Wilds, Rev. M. S. Huske. 

3. Mathematics and Physical Science — Rev. C. W. Robinson, 
Chairman, Z. V. Roberson, and J. H. Smith. 

4. Mental and Moral Philosophy — Rev. C. F. Myers, Chairman; 
VV. 0. Sample, and P. H, Gwynn. 

1. Theology— Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, Rev. 

C. W. Robinson, Rev. C. P Coble, Rev. S. M. Rankin. 

6. Church History — Rev. N. R. Claytor, Rev. R. E. Henderlite, 

D. H. Scanlon. 

7. Church Government and Sacraments — Rev. T. M. McConnell, 
D. D., Chairman; A. W. Shaw, J. S. Foster. 

8. Men's Organizations of the Presbytery — Charles Norfleet, T. 
D. Dupey, P. H. Gwynn, Jr., J. H. Carter, R. H. Claytor, Wade C. 
Smith, W. G. Branham. 

REPORr OF COMMITTEE ON STATISTICS AND SYSTEMATIC 
BENEFICENCE 

Churches, 89; Elders 377; Deacons, 416; Added on Examination, 
718; Added on Certificate, 579; Resident Communicants, 10,201; Non- 
Resident Communicants, 1528; Whole Number Communicants, 11,729; 
Adult Baptisms, 391; Infant Baptisms, 149; Sabbath School Enroll- 



ment, 10,211. 

Number Churches Contributing: 

62 churches contributed to Foreign Missions $ 75,241 

61 churches contributed to Assembly's Home Mis 13,651 

64 churches contributed to Synod's Home Missions 7,448 

20 churches contributed to Congregational Home Mis. 14,226 

62 churches contributed to Presbytery 's Home Mis 9,047 

64 churches contributed to Chris. Ed. and Min. Relief 9,644 

56 churches contributed to S. S. Extension and Pub.-- 2,468 

56 churches contributed to Educational Institutions_-i 59,061 

56 churches contributed to Bible Cause 680 

60 churches contributed to Orphans' Homes, 26,979 

Current Expenses and P. Tax 128,731 

Pastor's Salaries Paid 74,588 

Miscellaneous 56,956 



Total $478,720 



OFFICIAL RECORDS 
OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



CRITICISMS OF THE SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 



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